Sunday, September 17, 2023

Canada’s Mass Graves Scandal

From Mercator:

A four-week excavation near the Pine Creek Residential School in Manitoba, Canada, has uncovered no human remains. It is the third excavation of a residential school site supposedly containing mass graves of Indigenous children that has turned up no results. The schools were run by religious groups from the 1840s to the 1960s, after which time they were taken over by Canada’s now-defunct residential school system. The last one closed in 1996.

Canada's latest discovery, or lack thereof, calls into serious question one of the biggest media feeding frenzies of the modern era. Starting in 2021, Canada came under the grip of a great moral panic over the so-called residential school gravesite scandal. Ground-penetrating radar had allegedly uncovered the remains of more than 1,000 people at the sites three former residential schools that housed and educated Indigenous children. (Read more.)


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