residential schools

Minister of Health Tyler Shandro holds a new conference in Calgary on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. Shandro says almost $2.9 million of nearly $8 million in mental-health funding for Indigenous-led support programs will go to First Nations, Metis Settlements, and the Metis Nation of Alberta. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta supporting mental-health programs for residential school survivors

Alberta supporting mental-health programs for residential school survivors

 

The site of a former residential school where, last month, ground-penetrating radar detected a potential 751 unmarked graves in Cowessess First Nation, Sask., Tuesday, July 6, 2021. A group of Saskatchewan First Nations is beginning their search for unmarked graves at the grounds of the former Delmas/Thunderchild Indian Residential School.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards

Ground-penetrating radar search for graves begins in Delmas, Sask.

Ground-penetrating radar search for graves begins in Delmas, Sask.

 

People sing and drum outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School to honour the 215 children whose remains have been discovered buried near the facility, in Kamloops, B.C., on Monday, May 31, 2021. The Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation is set to release a report today outlining the findings of a search of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School property using ground-penetrating radar.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Much more ground to search at former residential school in Kamloops, expert says

Search began in apple orchard after a child’s rib bone and tooth were found

 

Flags fly at half-mast in the Elbow River Camp at the Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, July 14, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Flags fly at half-mast in the Elbow River Camp at the Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, July 14, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
People sing and drum outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School to honour the 215 children whose remains have been discovered buried near the facility, in Kamloops, B.C., on Monday, May 31, 2021. The Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation is set to release a report today outlining the findings of a search of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School property using ground-penetrating radar.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
People sing and drum outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School to honour the 215 children whose remains have been discovered buried near the facility, in Kamloops, B.C., on Monday, May 31, 2021. The Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation is set to release a report today outlining the findings of a search of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School property using ground-penetrating radar.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
People pay respects to the victims of Canada's residential school system amid shoes, teddy bears, orange shirts and other tributes placed on the steps outside the legislature in Victoria, Thursday, July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

More than 160 unmarked graves found at B.C. residential school site: First Nation

More than 160 unmarked graves found at B.C. residential school site: First Nation

People pay respects to the victims of Canada's residential school system amid shoes, teddy bears, orange shirts and other tributes placed on the steps outside the legislature in Victoria, Thursday, July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
NDP MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq holds a photo of Fr. Johannes Rivoire, who is wanted in Canada for abusing children in Nunavut but now resides in France, as she speaks at a news conference calling on Minister of Justice David Lametti to investigate crimes against Indigenous people in Canada at residential schools, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Thursday, July 8, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

New Democrats want special prosecutor on residential schools, crimes against children

New Democrats want talks reopened to have Oblate priest Johannes Rivoire face trial

NDP MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq holds a photo of Fr. Johannes Rivoire, who is wanted in Canada for abusing children in Nunavut but now resides in France, as she speaks at a news conference calling on Minister of Justice David Lametti to investigate crimes against Indigenous people in Canada at residential schools, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Thursday, July 8, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde is joined by First Nations leaders as they discuss the current situation and actions relating to the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs during a press conference at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa on February 18, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

AFN honours children who perished at residential schools ahead of vote for new chief

AFN honours children who perished at residential schools ahead of vote for new chief

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde is joined by First Nations leaders as they discuss the current situation and actions relating to the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs during a press conference at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa on February 18, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A headless statue of Queen Victoria is seen overturned and vandalized at the provincial legislature in Winnipeg, Friday, July 2, 2021. The statue and a statue of Queen Elizabeth were toppled on Canada Day during demonstrations concerning Indigenous children who died at residential schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kelly Geraldine Malone

Canada Day protest over residential schools sees monarch statues toppled in Winnipeg

Canada Day protest over residential schools sees monarch statues toppled in Winnipeg

A headless statue of Queen Victoria is seen overturned and vandalized at the provincial legislature in Winnipeg, Friday, July 2, 2021. The statue and a statue of Queen Elizabeth were toppled on Canada Day during demonstrations concerning Indigenous children who died at residential schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kelly Geraldine Malone
Red Deer resident Jessica Symons sat on a bench in downtown on Canada Day, to shed light on the injustices perpetrated against Indigenous people in Canada. She said news of more unmarked graves of children who attended residential schools pushed her to try and take more action. Although she is seen next to a defaced statue in downtown Red Deer, she said she had nothing to do with the act of vandalism. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Red Deer woman quietly protests residential school injustices

Thousands attended rallies and remember the youth events in Edmonton and Calgary on Canada Day

Red Deer resident Jessica Symons sat on a bench in downtown on Canada Day, to shed light on the injustices perpetrated against Indigenous people in Canada. She said news of more unmarked graves of children who attended residential schools pushed her to try and take more action. Although she is seen next to a defaced statue in downtown Red Deer, she said she had nothing to do with the act of vandalism. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
A Canadian flag flies upside down on the empty lawn of Parliament Hill, partially rendered as dirt amid the Centre Block construction project, on Canada Day in Ottawa, on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Country reckons with horrific legacy of residential schools on Canada Day

Country reckons with horrific legacy of residential schools on Canada Day

A Canadian flag flies upside down on the empty lawn of Parliament Hill, partially rendered as dirt amid the Centre Block construction project, on Canada Day in Ottawa, on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Fire destroys Catholic church north of Edmonton, town cancels Canada Day festivities

Fire destroys Catholic church north of Edmonton, town cancels Canada Day festivities

Pope Francis speaks from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square at The Vatican to a crowd of faithful and pilgrims gathered for the Sunday Angelus noon prayer, on June 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Domenico Stinellis

Indigenous leaders to meet with Pope Francis seeking apology for residential schools

Indigenous leaders to meet with Pope Francis seeking apology for residential schools

Pope Francis speaks from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square at The Vatican to a crowd of faithful and pilgrims gathered for the Sunday Angelus noon prayer, on June 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Domenico Stinellis
A woman looks over orange shirts, shoes, flowers and messages displayed on the steps outside the legislature in Victoria on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 following a ceremony in honour of the 215 residential school children whose remains were detected near a former residential school at Kamloops, B.C. The Lower Kootenay Band in B.C.'s southern Interior says a search using ground-penetrating radar has also found the remains of 182 people in unmarked graves at another residential school site.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

B.C. nations say 182 unmarked graves found in cemetery near former residential school

B.C. nations say 182 unmarked graves found in cemetery near former residential school

A woman looks over orange shirts, shoes, flowers and messages displayed on the steps outside the legislature in Victoria on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 following a ceremony in honour of the 215 residential school children whose remains were detected near a former residential school at Kamloops, B.C. The Lower Kootenay Band in B.C.'s southern Interior says a search using ground-penetrating radar has also found the remains of 182 people in unmarked graves at another residential school site.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
The Canadian flag on the Peace Tower flies at half-mast on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 2, 2021. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he asked that the national Canadian flag on the Peace Tower remain at half-mast for Canada day as Canadians continue to honour the Indigenous children who died in residential schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Peace Tower flag lowered on Canada Day to honour Indigenous children: Trudeau

Peace Tower flag lowered on Canada Day to honour Indigenous children: Trudeau

The Canadian flag on the Peace Tower flies at half-mast on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 2, 2021. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he asked that the national Canadian flag on the Peace Tower remain at half-mast for Canada day as Canadians continue to honour the Indigenous children who died in residential schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
British Columbia Premier John Horgan, centre, wearing a blue jacket, is drummed into the Lower Post Residential School by Kaska drummers in Lower Post, B.C., on Orange Shirt Day in a 2019 handout photo. Survivors of the school have given the community strength and courage to keep pushing in a decades-long fight to demolish the building, said the deputy chief of the Daylu Dena Council. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Manu Keggenhoff
British Columbia Premier John Horgan, centre, wearing a blue jacket, is drummed into the Lower Post Residential School by Kaska drummers in Lower Post, B.C., on Orange Shirt Day in a 2019 handout photo. Survivors of the school have given the community strength and courage to keep pushing in a decades-long fight to demolish the building, said the deputy chief of the Daylu Dena Council. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Manu Keggenhoff
A ground-penetrating radar is used to record hits of what are believed to be 751 unmarked graves near the grounds of the former Marieval Indian Residential School on the Cowessess First Nation, Sask. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, FSIN

Religious group to release all records from Marievel, Kamloops residential schools

The Missionary of Oblates of Mary Immaculate operated 48 schools in Canada

A ground-penetrating radar is used to record hits of what are believed to be 751 unmarked graves near the grounds of the former Marieval Indian Residential School on the Cowessess First Nation, Sask. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, FSIN
People gather outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School to honour what are believed to be the remains of 215 children discovered buried at the site in Kamloops, B.C., on Monday, May 31, 2021. Indigenous advocates in Canada are calling for more cultural and mental-health supports for residential school survivors as communities continue to discover graves. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Advocates say in-person support crucial for residential school survivors

Pandemic restrictions have limited the number of places offering face-to-face support

People gather outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School to honour what are believed to be the remains of 215 children discovered buried at the site in Kamloops, B.C., on Monday, May 31, 2021. Indigenous advocates in Canada are calling for more cultural and mental-health supports for residential school survivors as communities continue to discover graves. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A message is seen on the window of the Sk’elep School of Excellence as the Canadian, Tk’emlups te Secwepemc and B.C. flags are reflected in the window flying at half mast to honour the 215 children whose remains have been discovered buried near the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, in Kamloops, B.C., on Saturday, June 5, 2021. A First Nation in southern Saskatchewan is to hold a virtual news conference Thursday morning about what it calls “the horrific and shocking discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves” at the site of a former residential school. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

First Nation to hold news conference about discovery of ‘hundreds of unmarked graves’

Cowessess school was built in 1899 by Roman Catholic missionaries

A message is seen on the window of the Sk’elep School of Excellence as the Canadian, Tk’emlups te Secwepemc and B.C. flags are reflected in the window flying at half mast to honour the 215 children whose remains have been discovered buried near the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, in Kamloops, B.C., on Saturday, June 5, 2021. A First Nation in southern Saskatchewan is to hold a virtual news conference Thursday morning about what it calls “the horrific and shocking discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves” at the site of a former residential school. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Premier Jason Kenney said Wednesday while the residential school system was established by the federal government, the province with the most residential schools was Alberta. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

UPDATE: Alberta earmarks $8 million in grants to help find unmarked graves at residential schools

Supporting research into undocumented deaths at residential schools

Premier Jason Kenney said Wednesday while the residential school system was established by the federal government, the province with the most residential schools was Alberta. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)