September 27, 2021

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Canada: Justin Trudeau says he was “heartbroken” after the discovery of new Indigenous graves

The Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, He said on Tuesday “was heartbroken” after more than 160 new anonymous graves were discovered near a boarding school for aborigines on the western island of Cooper.

“My heart breaks,” he said Trudeau To the press. “We cannot bring the dead back, but we can continue to tell the truth, as well as continue to fight alongside the tribal people. Discrimination Systematic racism with real and concrete actions “.

“It simply came to our notice then GenocideThe head of the Penalwood community said, John Brown, July 8 report confirms the discovery of more than 160 unidentified graves at the site.

“It simply came to our notice then Glacier“Bob Chamberlain, vice president of Native leaders of former British Columbia, estimated that many tombs were” not yet discovered. “

In one month, more than 1,000 graves were discovered near boarding schools NativeAn existence from the Canadian policy of forced integration, which has shocked the country.

Residential school Native Cooper Island welcomed native children from the late 19th century to 1975.

Discovery of tombs

The announcement comes after human remains were discovered 215 tribal children At Kamloops, 751 unmarked graves at Marival, and 182 at Cranbrook.

Until the 1990s, there were about 150,000 children and Tribal teenagers Mestisos were forcibly pledged to 139 residential schools run by the Catholic Church on behalf of the Canadian government.

More than 4,000 students died of diseases and actions Indifference.

They also suffered Physical barriers And sexual abuse by reagents or teachers alienated from their culture and language.

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In 2008, the then Prime Minister Stephen Harper Apologized on behalf of Canadians By residential schools.

(With information from EFE)

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