Genocide of thousands of native American children in Canada


This video from Canada says about itself:

UNREPENTANT: Kevin Annett and Canada’s Genocide (Documentary)

7 December 2013

This award winning documentary reveals Canada’s darkest secret – the deliberate extermination of indigenous (Native American) peoples and the theft of their land under the guise of religion. This never before told history as seen through the eyes of this former minister (Kevin Annett) who blew the whistle on his own church, after he learned of thousands of murders in its Indian Residential Schools.

GET A DIGITAL DOWNLOAD: here.

First-hand testimonies from residential school survivors are interwoven with Kevin Annett’s own story of how he faced firing, de-frocking, and the loss of his family, reputation and livelihood as a result of his efforts to help survivors and bring out the truth of the residential schools.

Best Director Award at the 2006 New York Independent Film and Video Festival, and Best International Documentary at the 2006 Los Angeles Independent Film Festival

LEARN MORE here.

Produced By Louie Lawless, Kevin Annett and Lorie O’Rourke

2006

From daily The Independent in Britain:

6,000 aboriginal children died in ‘cultural genocide‘ in Canadian residential school system, officials say

‘If anybody tried to do this today, they would easily be subject to prosecution under the genocide convention’

Louis Doré

Saturday 30 May 2015

At least 6,000 aboriginal children died while in the residential school system in Canada, in a “cultural genocide”, officials have said.

Justice Murray Sinclair, Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, who is responsible for studying the legacy of the residential schools, said the figure is an estimate and the true figure could be much higher.

“We think that we have not uncovered anywhere near what the total would be because the record keeping around that question was very poor,” Sinclair told Rosemary Barton of CBC‘s Power & Politics. “You would have thought they would have concentrated more on keeping track.”

The new death toll comes after comments from the chief justice of the Supreme Court, Beverley McLachlin, who said that Canada attempted to commit “cultural genocide” against aboriginal peoples.

“The most glaring blemish on the Canadian historic record relates to our treatment of the First Nations that lived here at the time of colonization,” McLachlin said.

Canada, she said, sustained an “ethos of exclusion and cultural annihilation”, an assessment which Justice Sinclair agreed with.

“I think as commissioners we have concluded that cultural genocide is probably the best description of what went on here.

“If anybody tried to do this today, they would easily be subject to prosecution under the genocide convention.”

These residential school survivors won a legal battle in Canada — now they want an apology: here.

An August 2016 report, “No Life For A Child: A Roadmap to End Immigration Detention of Children and Family Separation,” by human-rights researchers from the International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law criticizes successive Canadian governments for their brutal and illegal practice of locking up immigrant and refugee children: here.

DEATHS OF INDIGENOUS WOMEN WAS ‘NATIONAL GENOCIDE’ The deaths in Canada of more than a thousand aboriginal women and girls in recent decades was a national genocide, a government inquiry into murdered and missing indigenous women concluded. [Reuters]

CALIFORNIA APOLOGIZES TO NATIVE AMERICANS California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) issued an executive order apologizing for the state’s history of violence and genocide against Native Americans. Newsom said he hoped the apology would serve to build bridges and heal deep wounds. [HuffPost]

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