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Canada slowly acknowledging there never was a 'mass grave'
The National Post ^ | May 30, 2024 | Terry Glavin

Posted on 05/31/2024 5:38:18 AM PDT by Antioch

Long before Stephen Harper’s Conservative government launched the multi-billion-dollar Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement that established the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in 2007, it was already commonplace to refer to the legacy of those schools as a “dark chapter in Canadian history.”

There was much that was dark about the schools. Many of the church-run, federally-administered institutions, whatever the good intentions of the religious orders that ran them, were dark and forbidding places that incubated disease, cultural dislocation, abuse and despair, for much of their history. Roughly 150,000 children are believed to have attended the schools, which the federal government took over in the 1890s. Most Indigenous kids were attending day schools by the 1970s, but the last of the schools didn’t close their doors until 1996.

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TOPICS: Canada; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: 1996; 2027; canada; destruction; dorchardgraves; firstnations; godsgravesglyphs; hoax; indianschools; irssa; lying; massgrave; massgraves; orchardgraves; orwell; recorddestruction; records; residentialschools; theborg; tkemlups; wokism
This is pure Orwell. Lies become truth. And now Justin Trudeau created a law that makes “Residential School Denialism” a criminal offence. We saw the same thing play out in a NY courtroom- truth is whatever the state says it is and what are you gonna do about it, bitch?
1 posted on 05/31/2024 5:38:18 AM PDT by Antioch
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To: Antioch

Oops. An honest mistake. Go back to what you were doing.

2 posted on 05/31/2024 5:41:00 AM PDT by MtnClimber (For photos of scenery and wildlife, click on my screen name for my FR home page. More photos added.)
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To: Antioch

One of the complaints was “they cut our hair”.

As anyone who has dealt with head lice in those days or since, cutting hair was the only real solution to the problem.

Antone remember the doughboys in WWI or basic training since then?

It is not like a drill instructor nor head marm is going to lovingly brush everyone’s hair 200 strokes every night.

3 posted on 05/31/2024 5:45:04 AM PDT by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120) Cure Alzheimer's!)
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To: Antioch

Make no mistake, the politically active natives knew there were no mass graves. Sure, there may have been a few because transportation dead bodies across the province, in this time, was about as practical as sending it to Mars today.

Canada had the best of intentions and worked with the little they had financially, but it was also done by request by the native community.

4 posted on 05/31/2024 5:45:38 AM PDT by Jonty30 (He hunted a mammoth for me, just because I said I was hungry. He is such a good friend. )
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"...a species of thoughtcrime..."

Holy cow.

"Citizen! We must drill a hole in your head to release the negative thoughts in your mind. A 9mm hole should do it."

5 posted on 05/31/2024 6:02:05 AM PDT by moovova ("The NEXT ELECTION is the most important election of our lifetimes!“ LOL...)
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To: Jonty30
Deliberate lies to attack Christianity.

The people who do this are invested in a fantasy they want to be reality.

In any fair appraisal of the schools, you have to consider the actual alternative, not some fantasy put forward a hundred years after the fact.

The schools were an improvement over what went on in the villages.

6 posted on 05/31/2024 6:03:58 AM PDT by marktwain (The Republic is at risk. Resistance to the Democratic Party is Resistance to Tyranny. )
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To: Antioch
Last year, a Senate Indigenous People’s Committee report said “denialism” would include criticisms of the credibility of the Tk’emlúps documentation of the orchard graves hypothesis. “Denialism serves to distract people from the horrific consequences of Residential Schools and the realities of missing children, burials and unmarked graves,” concluded the report.

More efforts to define the past as what GOVERNMENT defines it as.

He who controls the past controls the present.

Lack of evidence put lie to government’s TRUTH and if you say it does you are going to jail Bub!

Orwell saw this coming he just underestimated how long it would take to kill Western Civilization.

7 posted on 05/31/2024 6:07:49 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: marktwain; Jonty30
Deliberate lies to attack Christianity.

The residential schools were a government mandated and funded program.

Religious organizations were contracted to run the schools under government rules.

The graves issue is a product of the underfunding of the program.

There was not enough money to feed the children or adequately heat the buildings. Therefore the children were weak and subject to disease.

Also there was no money to send the bodies of children home if they died. Nor was there any money for stone grave markers and so the grave markers simple wood markers that quickly decayed.

As for records of grave yards; creating and keeping records of graves cost money as does maintaining those records.

It should not be a surprise that these records do not exist.

8 posted on 05/31/2024 6:17:20 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Antioch

The multi-billion-dollar Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement and probably 90% of it went to Liquor

9 posted on 05/31/2024 6:26:47 AM PDT by butlerweave
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To: MtnClimber

The other day Matt Walsh was reading from a current article that made reference to the anniversary of the discovery of the “graves.” Some narratives are just too good to give up, even when everyone knows they’re false. I just fell badly for the Pope. He went to such great lengths to base himself and humiliate the church over this

10 posted on 05/31/2024 6:39:16 AM PDT by j.havenfarm (23 years on Free Republic, 12/10/23! More than 8,000 replies and still not shutting up!)
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To: Antioch

The Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (IRSSA; French: Convention de règlement relative aux pensionnats indiens, CRRPI) is an agreement between the government of Canada and approximately 86,000 Indigenous peoples in Canada who at some point were enrolled as children in the Canadian Indian residential school system, a system which was in place between 1879 and 1997. The IRSSA recognized the damage inflicted by the residential schools and established a C$1.9-billion compensation package called CEP (Common Experience Payment) for all former IRS students. The agreement, announced in 2006, was the largest class action settlement in Canadian history.

Funded by the Canadian government's Indian Affairs and Northern Development, and administered by Christian churches, predominantly the Roman Catholic Church in Canada (60%), but also the Anglican Church of Canada (30%), and the United Church of Canada, including its pre-1925 constituent church predecessors (10%). The policy was to remove children from the influence of their families and culture and assimilate them into the dominant Canadian culture. Over the course of the system's existence, approximately 30% of native children, roughly some 150,000, were placed in residential schools nationally.

…a "long-term, broad-based policy approach in response to the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples which included the "Statement of Reconciliation: Learning from the Past," in which the Government of Canada recognizes and apologizes to those who experienced physical and sexual abuse at Indian residential schools and acknowledges its role in the development and administration of residential schools.

In 2001, the federal Office of Indian Residential Schools Resolution Canada was created to manage and resolve the large number of abuse claims filed by former students against the federal government. In 2004, an Assembly of First Nations Report on Canada’s Dispute Resolution Plan to Compensate for Abuses in Indian Residential Schools led to discussions to develop a holistic, fair and lasting resolution of the legacy of Indian Residential Schools.

On 11 June 2008, Prime Minister Harper "apologized on behalf of the Government of Canada, and all Canadians, for the forcible removal of Aboriginal children from their homes and communities to attend Indian residential schools. In this historic Apology, the Prime Minister recognized that there is no room in Canada for the attitudes that created the residential school system to prevail."

The IRSSA allotted C$960 million to the Independent Assessment Process (IAP), "a settlement fund for claims of sexual abuses, serious physical abuse and other wrongful acts" at IRS which "provides money to those who experienced serious physical and/or sexual abuse at an Indian Residential School

Violent abuse was "rampant, not isolated."

The fate of the records documenting over 38,000 IAP claims was placed in front of Canadian courts. The Supreme Court of Canada decided that on September 19, 2027 all records generated through IAP will be destroyed unless the Survivor mentioned in the record indicates that they wish the record is preserved. The Supreme Court decision indicated that IAP records can only be requested for preservation by Survivors. Family members are unable to ask for records to be saved, meaning that IAP records of people who have died since the time of their IAP claim and before this process was established, will not be saved.

11 posted on 05/31/2024 6:49:31 AM PDT by yelostar (Spook codes 33 and 13. See them often in headlines and news stories. )
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To: j.havenfarm

The fake story did get lots of churches burned down by atheist leftists so it was a propaganda success.

12 posted on 05/31/2024 6:53:08 AM PDT by MtnClimber (For photos of scenery and wildlife, click on my screen name for my FR home page. More photos added.)
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To: marktwain

This will devolve into a move for reparations.

13 posted on 05/31/2024 7:12:00 AM PDT by immadashell (Save Innocent Lives: Ban Gun Free Zones)
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To: yelostar

Secrecy is highly suspicious.

14 posted on 05/31/2024 7:15:00 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa

Yes it is.

15 posted on 05/31/2024 7:19:17 AM PDT by yelostar (Spook codes 33 and 13. See them often in headlines and news stories. )
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To: Jonty30

Things people forget...
Some places require that an unembalmed body be buried within 24 hours.
It was illegal to ship an infected body across country by rail.

Children who had died at the schools were then buried on site with a wooden marker which soon rotted.

In some tribes it is forbidden to name the dead as their ghost might be lingering near.

Ever notice how fast those “mass graves” suddenly became just simple “unmarked graves?” due to the wooden cross rotting away. No one would pay for a stone marker. I know of several cemeteries with simple natural stones but no names on them.

There is a cemetery south of Farmington NM with lots of wooden crosses but no names on them from the 1918 flu epidemic. We found it in 1955. It is still there today.

Newspapers love a scandal and will play up the most trivial things into a scandal.

It is like the boy who shot a mad dog that attacked his Texas friends.
The newspapermen wanting to play up his heroism asked him about how his dad felt about his heroism. The boy said “I have no dad. He died in the war.”
Newsman:”Well it’s great a Texas boy saved his Texas friends!”
Boy: “I’m not from Texas. I am visiting from Arkansas!”

Next day the newspapers in Arkansas headlines read “ARKANSAS BOY SAVES TEXAS FRIENDS FROM A MAD DOG!”


16 posted on 05/31/2024 7:38:25 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar ( Government is not reason, it is not eloquence-it is force!--G. Washington)
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17 posted on 05/31/2024 7:59:12 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (from "Sufragio Efectivo, No Reelección" to "Sufragio Efectivo No, Reelección")
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