Stealing “Indian” human rights in 2021 by Cindy Blackstock – IRPP

Stealing “Indian” human rights in 2021 by Cindy Blackstock – IRPP

by ahnationtalk on June 10, 202131 Views

A revealing 1958 speech by Gerry Gambill reads like it could be Canada’s modern-day roadmap for its treatment of First Nations children.

Two hundred and fifteen children were buried in unmarked graves on the grounds of the Kamloops Residential School, which was operated by Canada and run by the Catholic Church. They likely died alone, away from their families and in very scary circumstances.

Generations later, the actions of Canadian governments continue to hurt First Nations children.

I have had a front-row seat for over two decades to the impacts of Canada’s discriminatory provision of public services for First Nations children and families. The federal government funds all public services on reserves from water to education and child welfare and has done so at far lesser levels than other Canadians receive since Confederation

Read More: https://policyoptions.irpp.org/magazines/june-2021/stealing-indian-human-rights-in-2021/

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