They Came for the Children: Truth Commission Sheds Light on Canada's Genocide Against Indigenous Peoples

Lathem, Alexis
Date Written:  2016-03-23
Publisher:  Toward Freedom
Year Published:  2016
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX19101

Imagine a village with all its children gone. For aboriginal peoples all across Canada, this was their lived reality, not the stuff of imagination. The story of what happened to the children -- who were forcibly removed from their families and sent to military-style camps that were euphemistically called "schools" -- has at last been told, compiled in the monumental six-volume Truth and Reconciliation Report on residential schools for aboriginal children released in 2015.

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