How familiar are Canadians with the history of Indigenous residential schools?

OTTAWA — One 12 months after greater than 1,000 unmarked graves have been found on the grounds of former residential colleges — placing a worldwide highlight on Canada’s horrific historical past of assimilation and abuse of Indigenous youngsters — Canadians are barely any extra accustomed to the painful legacy of the establishments, new analysis reveals. In response to information shared with the Star, 62 per cent of Canadians say they really feel very or considerably accustomed to the historical past of residential colleges, in comparison with 60 per cent who stated they felt the identical means in early 2021. “I’m not shocked,” says Nunavut MP Lori Idlout. “If there’s curiosity in Indigenous historical past, it needs to be sought out, … Read more