Canada’s Grim Legacy of Cultural Erasure, in Poignant School Photos
With the discovery of human remains on the grounds of residential schools, this history is now dominating the conversation in the country.
At times it was the Royal Canadian Mounted Police who came for them. Other times, it was a school van. However it happened, for generations, Indigenous families in Canada had no choice but to send their children to church-run residential schools established by the government to erode their culture and languages, and to assimilate them.
A national Truth and Reconciliation Commission declared in 2015 that the schools, which...