A human rights violation involving Indigenous children is rocking Canada and gaining worldwide attention. And corporations with Canadian headquarters and hubs are getting involved, as are those in the United States.
Here’s the tragic story: Over 1,300 unmarked Indigenous children’s graves have been found throughout Canada at the nation’s former residential schools. The Indigenous children who were forced to attend these schools and survived are speaking out about the injustices they faced. Until the discovery of the graves, only some of the atrocities that occurred at these schools were known from first-hand accounts of ripping children away from families at young ages, sometimes taking them hundreds of miles away from their communities, and restrictions on parental visits through the use of a pass system designed to keep Indigenous people on reservations.
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