A lethal “school”

Via Your Name’s not Bruce? at Miscellany 6 – The Toronto Star reports:

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – The remains of 215 children have been found buried on the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C.

Chief Rosanne Casimir of the Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation said in a news release Thursday that the remains were confirmed last weekend with the help of a ground-penetrating radar specialist.

Casimir called the discovery an “unthinkable loss that was spoken about but never documented at the Kamloops Indian Residential School.”

She said it’s believed the deaths are undocumented, although a local museum archivist is working with the Royal British Columbia Museum to see if any records of the deaths can be found.

Meaning, I take it, the school neither reported nor recorded the deaths, which means…I guess that the school (the officials, the government bodies in charge of the officials and the schools) saw the children as…vermin?

Some of them were 3 years old.

The school was once the largest in Canada’s residential school system.

As Auschwitz was one of the largest in Germany’s extermination/forced labor system.

The school operated between 1890 and 1969. The federal government took over the operation from the Catholic Church to operate as a day school until it closed in 1978.

Which seems to indicate that the school was initially run by the Catholic church, just as similar hellholes were run in Ireland.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission issued its final report on residential schools more than five years ago. The nearly 4,000-page account details the harsh mistreatment inflicted on Indigenous children at the institutions, where at least 3,200 children died amid abuse and neglect.

While Mister God watched approvingly.

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