‘Where has it all gone?’: Missing TRC testimonies done in original languages baffles residential school survivor
Many families remain in despair
Michael Cachagee is a residential school survivor who has shared his life experiences, those of a young boy who suffered so much pathetic perversion in the Indian residential school he was forced to attend.
He remembers the days at St. John’s Indian Residential School, in Chapleau,very vividly. He suffered isolation, hunger, emotional, physical and sexual abuse. In fact, later he had become dependent on drugs and alcohol by the age of 16 in order to drown out the pain he had to endure.
He said that in many cases his addictions got much worse and he became an angry and abusive drunk. This continued until he was 42 and, by then, he knew that his addictions could not be controlled in order to ease the pain.
Nunavut MP to lead Ottawa march calling for investigation into residential school abuses
By Nunatsiaq News
Nunavut MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq is leading a march in Ottawa on Saturday to demand an investigation into Canada’s residential school system.
Earlier this month, Qaqqaq and the NDP held a news conference to ask the federal government to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate potential crimes committed against Indigenous Peoples at residential schools.
Specifically, she called on federal Justice Minister David Lametti to approach the International Criminal Court to launch an investigation into a system she said “represents a crime against humanity.”
Proposed settlement for day scholars of residential schools to go before judge in September A federal court hearing will be a hybrid of virtual and in-person attendance
Residential school day scholars, left out of other class-action lawsuits, are another step closer to reaching their own settlement with Canada.
A federal court judge will hear arguments Sept. 7 in Vancouver to approve the proposed settlement agreement after Crown Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett signed off on the deal in June.
This is the third lawsuit Canada is settling to compensate thousands of former Indigenous students forced to attend its notorious system of Indian residential schools that operated nationally for more than a century.
B.C. to mark Sept. 30 as day of commemoration for residential school victims, survivors Sept. 30 has been made a federal holiday
Sept. 30 will be marked as a day of commemoration for the Indigenous children forced into residential schools, the B.C. government announced on Tuesday (Aug. 3).
In a news release, the province said that while usually Sept. 30 is marked with Orange Shirt Day each year, the events of the past two months have led the province to expand the day.
VIDEO: Dakota First Nation and the beginning of Indian residential schools in Portage
Dakota Tipi First Nation chief Eric Pashe addressed the recent issue of unmarked graves at residential school sites, and revealed, based on their understanding, that the entire residential school system started far earlier in Portage la Prairie with Dakota children and predated government involvement. He notes that they believe there could have been four different schools that eventually evolved into the residential school system of which we're now much more familiar.
Edited by FawltyVic, 04 August 2021 - 04:40 AM.