Originally posted by Great Big Stees
That, sir, was a horrible situation we Canadians put our first nations people through and we will never be able to amply "repay" them for that. As a Canadian I feel nothing but shame for what the churches and our then government did. They, the first nations people are still often thought of as second class citizens.
The US and Australia and New Zealand also have a lot to answer for in the same regard. I think all of those countries tried that but I don't think they went on for 100 years like Canada. Could be wrong.
Found this site comparing Australia to Canada.
The bottom line was both countries caused a lot of trauma to the indigenous tribes. Not that we in the US are standing on some high moral ground here.
Did you catch the CBC broadcast about the issue? I heard it just yesterday on XM radio on my commute going home. I think it was Canada 2.
BTW, on another note, have you ever listened to 'Deep Roots, Tom Power, on CBC?
I heard an ad for his show, would love to find it, if it ever comes to XM, my only way to listen to CBC to and from work.
I did find a folk show once, the guy said (don't remember his name) he was on monday mornings, like 4 AM or so but next monday, no dice. Not sure if that was Tom Powers or not.