“In 2015, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised to implement all ninety-four of the TRC’s Calls to Action. According to Indigenous Watchdog, a non-profit, only thirteen have since been fully realized.”
In Canada, Truth and Reconciliation Starts with Educating Ourselves and Our Kids
Canadians need to learn the truth — the individual stories of those who attended Residential Schools — before we can ever begin the reconciliation process.
How Some Apache People Deal with Intergenerational Trauma
In the mountains of northern Mexico, some of Geronimo’s decedents try to forgive the perpetrators of the wars against Native Americans.
How the Canadian Government Tried to “Remove the Indian From the Child”
Betty Ann Adam tells how she was taken from her mother at age three, as part of Canada’s attempt to “remove the Indian from the child.”
How I lost my mother, found my family, recovered my identity
Betty Ann Adam was three years old when she was taken from her mother in what is known as the “’60s Scoop,” a period spanning 30 years in which Indigenous children in Canada were removed from their homes to be placed with white families as church-run residential schools were closing. “The government’s stated intention with […]