April 25, 2005

Residential schools helped raise generations of us

Wawatay News

Adrienne Fox-Keesic

Government needs new approach to compensation The words are beguiling. “Please call the Help Desk … if you or someone you know is triggered while reading the content on this website.” The Indian Residential Schools Resolution Canada website is filled with flowery phrases that have the same effect as patting a child’s head, while cooing “I understand.” Understand what? The destruction of cultures and languages. The murders of children who are buried in unmarked graves. The walking wounded who drink too much alcohol and beat their loved ones because a supervisor, minister or priest decided a five-year-old was a consenting adult.

Posted by kshaw at April 25, 2005 08:58 AM