The unmarked graves of Indigenous children and Canada’s shameful legacy of residential schools


Guest:Brandi Morin, Cree/Iroquois/French human rights journalist

The horrific discovery of a mass grave containing the remains of 215 Indigenous children at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School on Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation grounds is a glaring reminder of Canada’s racist legacy and a country’s shame. Cree/Iroquois/French human rights journalist Brandi Morin joins “This Matters” host Saba Eitizaz to discuss the enduring trauma of Canada’s residential school system, why many Canadians didn’t grow up learning about it and whether truth and reconciliation can really take place without a reckoning with history and continuing racism.

A warning that the following discussion might be distressing to some listeners.

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