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Numerous churches recently burned and/or vandalized in Canada

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One source said over 20 in the last nine days, mostly Roman Catholic and some Anglican.

"On June 21, ground-penetrating radar revealed more than 750 unmarked graves on the grounds of Marieval Indian school, in Cowessess First Nation lands in Saskatchewan. The youngest remains in the graves appear to belong to children around 3 years old. This came just weeks after a team of scientists, in May, found 215 unmarked graves in a Kamloops Indian Residential School in Kamloops, British Columbia. Kamloops opened in 1890 and closed just 43 years ago.

Canada’s residential schools operated from 1883 to 1996. More than 150,000 First Nations children were required to attend boarding schools to separate them from their parents and families and eradicate their language and cultural heritage. In 2015, a Truth and Reconciliation Commission recorded nearly 1,500 hours of testimony from former inmates of the residential school program. The commission estimated about 6,000 of the 150,000 students died while in the schools."
https://www.episcopalnewsservice.or...e-burning-including-st-pauls-anglican-church/
Not sure what to think about this yet. Most of the news reporting I've seen so far is pretty disappointing so far whether "rightward" or "leftward."

I saw a Fox report (Tucker Carlson) that cited "antifa style violence against churches" and asked without answering "why is this happening?" -without a single mention of the recently discovered graves!(?!)

We also so far as I can tell have no hard information as to how the children in question died yet. We know thousands of Canadian children died during the 1918 influenza epidemic alone and know of numerous historically documented epidemics of Tuberculosis etc. but are apparently in no cultural mood to wait for the likes of medical forensic data before reaching for the gasoline.
 

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I saw a Fox report (Tucker Carlson) that cited "antifa style violence against churches" and asked without answering "why is this happening?" -without a single mention of the recently discovered graves!(?!)
The likes of Tucker Carlson have no concept of intergenerational trauma and grief.

We also so far as I can tell have no hard information as to how the children in question died yet. We know thousands of Canadian children died during the 1918 influenza epidemic alone and know of numerous historically documented epidemics of Tuberculosis etc. but are apparently in no cultural mood to wait for the likes of medical forensic data before reaching for the gasoline.
'Common childhood diseases, compounded by malnutrition and mistreatment' would be a good summary.

Thankfully, we have a good deal of educational material: http://www.trc.ca/about-us/trc-findings.html
 

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Lord, have mercy.
 

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That's so sad. Were the boarding schools affiliated with any Churches?
 

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--Ainnir
 
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