Yesterday Premier John Horgan gave a speech in the B.C. legislature about what he called the “atrocities” committed at Indian Residential Schools. “This is not something that happened in the past. It is something that is going on right now,” Horgan said.
Content warning: this thread discusses the mass grave of children’s bodies uncovered in Kamloops, and ongoing acts of colonial violence. @IRSSurvivor offers counselling services and a 24-hour crisis line at 1-800-721-0066
There are more than 4,000 Indigenous children in the custody of the B.C. government today. Some were seized from their mothers as newborns, part of a dehumanizing practice called “birth alerts” that didn’t end until 2019. cbc.ca/news/canada/br…