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The discovery of the bodies of children on the site of the Kamloops Indian Residential School has been a blow to Indigenous people across the country and around the world. While we have long known that the full, awful story of the residential schools hadn’t yet been told, we were still stunned by the revelation. The crime has been revealed, and now justice must follow.
Chief Greg Nadjiwon has written a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Carolyn Bennett, and Minister of Indigenous Services Marc Miller, demanding immediate and measurable action to bring peace to the families and accountability to the perpetrators. We will not let this be ignored by Canada or the world.