The recent discovery of over 1,000 unmarked graves at the sites of three former residential schools for First Nations people, has brought these institutions back into the spotlight. However, many people were never taught about the history of these programs to wipe out native cultures. In this month's episode we talk with Dr. Ronald Niezen of McGill University about the ongoing history of the treatment of First Nation peoples.
Dr. Niezen is the author of a 2017 book, "Truth and Indignation: Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential Schools", which explored the Canadian government's truth and reconciliation process that occurred from 2010-2015. There is still more work to be done, despite the 94 calls to action that the commission came out with. Explore this important topic with us.