Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada was ashamed of what happened in schools to the children of Indigenous children. Horrified and ashamed that this used to happen in our country.
Toronto. prime minister of canada Justin Trudeau said on Friday that Canadians are “horrified and embarrassed” by a long-standing government policy that sent Native children to boarding schools where hundreds of unnamed graves have been found. Indigenous leaders said this week that more than 600 remains had been found at the ‘Marival Indian Residential’ school. The school, located in the province of Saskatchewan, operated from 1899 to 1997. Last month, 215 remains were found at one such school in British Columbia.
The children of the indigenous people were forced to attend government Christian schools. From the 19th century to the 1970s, 150,000 children were sent to these schools, run by Roman Catholic missionaries. The government has acknowledged that children were assaulted and sexually abused in these schools. Even children who spoke in their mother tongue were beaten up. Thousands of children died during that period due to disease and other causes. Trudeau said, “That was a painful government policy that was Canada’s reality for many decades, and today Canadians are horrified and ashamed of what used to happen in our country.”
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