Confronting Genocide in Canada with RegretsPublished:
by Kiri Vadivelu | 1 min. read genocide
Paying respect is not enough, ruling powers must act without delay to prosecute all those involved to restore justice
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights recognizes that the colonial experience in Canada, from first contact to the present, constitutes genocide against Indigenous peoples. The Indian residential school system was one key component of this genocide.
That is how residential schools started but then how it ended was inconceivable to anyone. What happened in the dark in secrecy those children are unforgivable in history.
Paying respect is not enough. Ruling powers must act without delay to prosecute all those involved and restore democracy.