National Indigenous organization calls for criminal investigations into Residential Schools – Battlefords News-Optimist

National Indigenous organization calls for criminal investigations into Residential Schools – Battlefords News-Optimist

by ahnationtalk on July 22, 202129 Views

July 22, 2021

The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, the national Indigenous organization representing off-reserve status and non-status Indians, Métis and Southern Inuit Aboriginal Peoples fully supports the call for a criminal investigation, and insists that immediate steps be taken to launch this investigation without any further delay.

On July 19, in an interview with Global News, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that he would support a criminal investigation into the deaths that occurred at Residential Schools across Canada.

“These are more than just innocent children whose lives were taken away by a program designed to commit genocide against Indigenous people in Canada” said Elmer St Pierre, CAP National Chief. “That generation of children never grew up to be mothers and fathers, community leaders, and they are not with us today to be elders and knowledge keepers. The loss of these lives continues to impact every Indigenous community in Canada. There is no excuse for delaying a criminal investigation into these matters.”

Read More: https://www.newsoptimist.ca/news/local-news/national-indigenous-organization-calls-for-criminal-investigations-into-residential-schools-1.24344901

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