that canada has an “orange shirt day” on sept.30- to remember the thousands of indigenous children having been …uh,“civilized”?..away from their families & traditional lives. some,of course,never got home.
Thank you for posting. I had not heard of this before.
Sounds like the Australian lost generation or the multiple NA Chief’s children buried at the Carlisle Barracks.
yeah,like carlisle & the dozens? of other schools…remember the “kill the indian to save the man” plan?
September 30 in Canada combines 2 observances. Orange Shirt Day is an Indigenous-led grassroots commemorative day to raise public awareness of the residential school system and its ongoing terrible impact on Indigenous Canadians. Special orange shirts are sold as a fundraiser to assist survivors, and worn as an expression of support for their cause. It has been taking place for several years now and has a very high profile, at least locally to me. National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a new federal statutory holiday (as of 2023) for all Canadians to commemorate the history and legacy of the residential school system. You can read about it here (note: this is the official government of Canada take on the latter).
thanks for the links!
btw,just found this minutes ago…
in 2022,the dept.of interior identified 408 boarding schools operated,funded or supported by the us govt.
recent report identifies 115 more operated by churches.