Canada, the anger of American Indians: the statue of Ryerson, founder of the schools where 215 children were discovered in a mass grave were demolished

Canada, the anger of American Indians: the statue of Ryerson, founder of the schools where 215 children were discovered in a mass grave were demolished
Canada, the anger of American Indians: the statue of Ryerson, founder of the schools where 215 children were discovered in a mass grave were demolished

The anger in Canada does not subside after the recent discovery of the remains of 215 children, children of indigenous people, in one of the country’s former ‘residential schools’: yesterday the statue dedicated to Egerton Ryerson, one of the architects of that country, was demolished in Toronto. school system in which children were often subjected to abuse and violence.
The statue, reports the Bbc, was located on the campus of Ryerson University, which was the scene of a peaceful protest yesterday in which over 1,000 people attended. In recent days the statue had been painted red and many had asked for its removal, as well as the university’s name change. As is well known, the network of the so-called ‘Indian residential schools’ was founded by the government and the institutions were administered by the Catholic Churches, which removed the children of the indigenous from their culture in order to assimilate them into the dominant culture. But the children were often subjected to sexual and physical abuse, and many of them – as evidenced by the recent finding of human remains in British Columbia’s Kamloops Indian Residential School – paid with their lives for their only ‘guilt’ of being different.

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Canada anger American Indians statue Ryerson founder schools children discovered mass grave demolished

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