Under international law, children have the right to be heard in legal proceedings directly or indirectly affecting them. Canada must step up to ensure all human rights apply to kids as they do adults.
As the number of unmarked graves found will likely only increase over the months and years to come, we can’t forget that every child matters.
In today’s episode of Don’t Call Me Resilient, we take a look at what has happened since the unmarked graves of 215 Indigenous children were found in Kamloops B.C.
Incorporating lessons from Ryerson University’s renaming process could help Canadian institutions address colonization.
It is worth considering whether efforts to enlist the church in reconciliation have been helped or hindered by how settlers think about early written records.
The similarities between ongoing settler-colonialism in China and the history of settler-colonialism in Canada are frighteningly similar.
Plus, a lawyer explains the legal battle over Canada’s discriminatory First Nations child welfare system. Listen to The Conversation Weekly.
A papal apology, if done in ‘a good way,’ could help remove barriers to transforming harmful relationships between Indigenous Peoples and the Catholic Church.
Remembrance Day has typically focused on commemorating the costs of military conflict. It is time to reconsider what and we remember and how.
A better understanding of what most genocide scholars believe can help people understand how Canada’s Indian Residential School system fits with the definition of genocide.
It is important for people who are part of educational institutions to honour the year-round significance of the new National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30.
The aim of transitional justice is to usher in a peaceful society after mass atrocity, periods of systemic human rights violations and violent authoritarian regimes. It should be a Canadian priority.
Indigenous people and communities are not monolithic. How they react to and deal with tragedy will be different. Acknowledging that will help us all heal.
Residential school denialism is the rejection or misrepresentation of basic facts about residential schools to undermine truth and reconciliation efforts.
Discussions on the renaming of Ryerson University must prioritize the public interest and meet the collective responsibility to engage with Canada’s history of Indigenous oppression.
Variations on the myth of “good intentions” are invoked as a tool against the truth that the legacy of the IRS tells. Here’s why that needs to stop.
Research about colonial schooling in Treaty 7 territory in southern Alberta exemplifies how donors helped fund residential schools.
How can settler-Canadians cheer for their country at the Tokyo Olympics after the recent discoveries of hundreds of unmarked graves of children who attended Indian Residential Schools?
Secret burials are the stuff of gothic fiction, but these gothic events actually happened to Indigenous children.
Considering our relationships to stories about the past and looking at learning as a process of encounter can help Canadians to become better treaty partners.