Grave of 215 First Nations children at residential school found in Kamloops BC

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'Ottawa pledges $320 million to search for residential school graves and support survivors': CBC

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"Putting out the anti-colonization fire by pouring promises of money on it."

cco

jerrym wrote:

The Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, together with the Catholic Church, are going to investigate what happened in a North Vancouver residential school called St. Paul’s Indian Residential School.

I'm sure working with the perpetrators to investigate the crime will result in a full and just accounting.

jerrym

cco wrote:
jerrym wrote:

The Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, together with the Catholic Church, are going to investigate what happened in a North Vancouver residential school called St. Paul’s Indian Residential School.

I'm sure working with the perpetrators to investigate the crime will result in a full and just accounting.

I am surprised that they are doing this. Maybe there is a decent relationship between the local church and these First Nations. Maybe there's not. Maybe the First Nations feel it's the only way they can get some of the information they want. Whatever it is, that's their choice. There has been too much telling First Nations what to do in the past to keep on telling them what to do or knocking them for doing things their way. 

Pondering

jerrym wrote:

cco wrote:
jerrym wrote:

The Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, together with the Catholic Church, are going to investigate what happened in a North Vancouver residential school called St. Paul’s Indian Residential School.

I'm sure working with the perpetrators to investigate the crime will result in a full and just accounting.

I am surprised that they are doing this. Maybe there is a decent relationship between the local church and these First Nations. Maybe there's not. Maybe the First Nations feel it's the only way they can get some of the information they want. Whatever it is, that's their choice. There has been too much telling First Nations what to do in the past to keep on telling them what to do or knocking them for doing things their way. 

Both good points. Indigenous peoples are not a monolith so there are probably those who sympathize with both view points. 

I think that the institutions of colonialization leave communities with a form of Stockholm syndrome due to their dependence on those institutions for aid and comfort.  They have yet to escape. These are still the institutions of power that they must deal with. 

Not every clergy person is evil. Some have been responding cooperatively. It's quite possible that in this case they are. 

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