by Dana Kennedy
May 29, 2022
One year ago today, the leaders of the British Columbia First Nation Band Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc announced the discovery of a mass grave of more than 200 Indigenous children detected at a residential school in British Columbia.
“We had a knowing in our community that we were able to verify. To our knowledge, these missing children are undocumented deaths,” Rosanne Casimir, chief of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc, said in a statement on May 27, 2021.
The band called the discovery, “Le Estcwicwéy̓” — or “the missing.”
What’s still missing, however, according to a number of Canadian academics, is proof of the remains in the ground.
Since last year’s announcement, there have been no excavations at Kamloops nor any dates set for any such work to commence. Nothing has been taken out of the ground so far, according to a Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc spokesman.
Read More HERE
Wow. That’s a helluva story. If what these academics say is true, and no hard evidence of mass graves exist, then all monies paid out should be returned. ‘Anomolies’ is not hard evidence.
The article — and the broader issue — is a bit more nuanced than that clickbait-y headline would have you believe.
I’m happy to point out to Mr. Flanagan that it was a Conservative government — led by his old boss — that issued Canada’s apology for the residential school system.
Spineless Stephen Harper, the Great Groveller, made a habit of apologizing to ethnic groups for nonexistent sins, especially if he thought there might be votes in it for him.
That’s because the Liberal Party, the ones really responsible for administrating the residential school system, refuses to do so because they refuse to admit any wrongdoing for the actions against the First Nations children who were wrongly placed in that system. Much as they publicly pretend to be (when they want to use them for their votes, just like the Democrats do to America’s black and Hispanic communities), the Liberals are no friends of Canada’s First Nations and have never been.
Spineless? Say what you want about him, and there is a lot to say, but he’s done something Andrew Scheer, Erin O’Toole, and Maxime Bernier have failed to do: form government.
If you’re talking about GQ Trudeau, yes, he’s spineless, and no, his regime is not the legitimate government in this country (he has benefitted from vote fraud and foreign election interference ever since he was first installed as the fake “prime minister” in 2015).