I have heard from several of you with your heart breaking over the confirmation of the children lost in Canada. Yes, it is tragic and terribly painful. Continue to humbly ask the Creator to care for and bless these children.
More details can be found in this article below by Ian Austen in the New York Times. Blessings to you all.
How Thousands of Indigenous Children Vanished in Canada
The discovery of the remains of 215 children at the site of a defunct boarding school in British Columbia has rekindled discussion of a sinister time in Canada’s history.
OTTAWA — The announcement last month that the remains of 215 Indigenous children had been found on the grounds of the Kamloops Indian Residential School left the nation reeling.
Flags throughout Canada were put at half-staff and impromptu memorials comprising children’s moccasins or shoes, often marked with “215,” have sprouted, including one in front of Canada’s Parliament building in Ottawa.
“A lot of survivors, my relatives, they’ve been saying this for years and years — that there was a lot of death, there’s a lot of unmarked graves,” said Perry Bellegarde, national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, the country’s largest Indigenous organization, referring to children who were taken from their families and forced to attend Canada’s notorious residential schools like Kamloops to assimilate into Western culture… Continue in the New York Times.