Summarize the discovery of the mass graves. How were they discovered? How many have been found?
The discovery of mass unmarked graves at the sites of former residential schools in Canada have brought the world’s renewed attention to a dark and shameful chapter of Canadian history. It is the responsibility of the Canadian government to not only acknowledge these events but also to take action against the systematic discrimination against our Indigenous population. The most important thing any government system can do when facing the consequences of their history is to learn from their mistakes and ensure it will never happen again. Using some of the articles provided in the Module 7 unit content, as well as your own independent research, please write a 3-paragraph report about the Missing Children and Unmarked Burials of Canada’s Residential Schools. Within your report I’d like you to:
- Summarize the discovery of the mass graves. How were they discovered? How many have been found?
- Report on the Canadian government’s response to the discovery. What have they done since to address the tragic events? Have any new policies been put in place?
- Provide your opinion on Canada’s response. Do you feel they’ve done enough? Is there anything else you feel they should do?