As wildfires blaze up north, Indigenous leaders call on province to expand supports for evacuees
Authorities in Canada uncovered the remains of 215 children, some as young as 3 years old, at the site of a former residential school for indigenous students
Hundreds of graves were found at another forced assimilation school for Indigenous children in Canada — weeks after remains of 215 children were found. 150,000 children were held in the mostly Catholic-run schools, thousands dying from abuse. The church has never apologized.
Remains of 215 Indigenous children have been found at a Canadian residential school, a First Nation said. Over 150 years, 150K+ Indigenous children were stolen from families & put in schools away from home. Many suffered physical & sexual abuse — 4,100 died, estimates @NCTR_UM .
A Māori politician in New Zealand who was thrown out of Parliament for not wearing a Western tie was allowed back, after uproar. Ties are no longer mandatory. Rawiri Waititi called ties a "colonial noose" and a product of racist systems designed to subjugate Indigenous people.
Brazil confirmed the 1st #COVID19 case among Indigenous Amazon people. Indigenous leaders requested protection against land invaders during the pandemic, calling it an "existential threat." Diseases brought by early colonizers devastated South America's Indigenous population.
Canadian police beat a First Nations chief to the ground over a license plate dispute. Video shows them punching Allan Adam repeatedly, he says after he reacted to them grabbing his wife. Police harassment of Indigenous people is systemic, groups say: "Nobody speaks up for us."