Residential Schools for Indigenous children are finally in the news in a serious way. Of course we've heard about it before, but today it's all over CBC. I've read at least 6 stories documenting the reaction and hopefully the public will pay attention! Yesterday my sister posted this on Facebook, listing figures from 6 residential schools so far. 1323!
And with the testimony of survivors we begin to see these children as real people. When you hear reports of people rocked by the trauma all over again, most of these aren't just stories from the past, they're survivors whose friends may have 'disappeared' while they were at school, leaving them wondering every since. The children in these graves are calling from the past.