Opinion: We fact-checked residential school denialists and debunked their ‘mass grave hoax’ theory

Of the 386 articles reviewed in the study, 65 per cent accurately reported on stories related to the location of potential unmarked graves in Canada. Recently a politician from a village in Prince Edward Island displayed an offensive sign on his property in which he proclaimed there is a “mass grave hoax” regarding the former…

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Indian Residential School Newsletter for the Province of Ontario

Anishnabek Nation Reconciliation Department in partnership with Nishnawbe Aski Nation have released an Indian Residential School Newsletter for the Province of Ontario. Please view the full Winter 2023-2024 Newsletter here. Trigger Warning: readers may be triggered by the recount of Indian Residential School…

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Catholic Church historian looking for ‘honest assessment’ of Indigenous boarding schools in Oklahoma

An oral historian has begun conducting interviews with people whose family histories are intertwined with Oklahoma Catholic boarding schools for Native Americans. The interviews of former boarding school students and their descendants are being conducted to glean information for the Oklahoma Catholic Native Schools Project…

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Anishinaabe elder fights to rid himself of name imposed in forced baptism 75 years ago

Ejinagosi Kistabish still remembers clinging to the side of a taxi as he watched his parents drive away from Saint-Marc-de-Figuery residential school in Amos, Que. after they showed up for a visit. Kistabish, now 75, says he still has “to cope with that scene” — the snowfall, the November chill, his tears and seven-year-old hands…

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