Oblates’ management of Indian Residential Schools

Background The Canadian government and Catholic entities, such as the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (Oblates), have agreed recently to release additional documents relating to their operation of Indian Residential Schools to the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR). On January 20, 2022, the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Canada agreed to transfer approximately 875,000… Continue reading Oblates’ management of Indian Residential Schools

Unmarked graves, undisclosed record – Update July 21, 2022

Update On July 18, 2022, Crown Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada provided me with a copy of the Memorandum of Agreement on Document Sharing  between the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation and Crown Indigenous Relations (January 20, 2022). I have updated this post accordingly. Public statements “The federal government has turned over all… Continue reading Unmarked graves, undisclosed record – Update July 21, 2022

Taking on the Catholic Church – Part I

A Renewal Grim discoveries of many hundreds of unmarked graves on the grounds of the former Kamloops and Marieval Indian Residential Schools have renewed calls for the Government of Canada and Christian Churches to be accountable for their parts in a campaign of genocide waged against First Nations. So far, the Catholic Church has been… Continue reading Taking on the Catholic Church – Part I