The Vatican has been urged to apologize as the remains of more than 215 children were recently discovered at a closed boarding school for indigenous people in Canada.
Local media outlets revealed how work is slowly but surely underway to pave way for forensic experts so that they can identify as well as to repatriate all of the remains of the First World Children. Some experts believe that a certain number of the children were as young as the age of 3 years old and that makes it so much more heartbreaking to comprehend.
The boarding school was once renowned as the famous Kamloops Indian Residential School. Today, it is being looked at a dump with hundreds of human remains, which were discovered just last weekend when signals from a ground-penetrating radar discovered its existence in the first place.
Experts also revealed how not all the areas present in the vicinity were searched and that is why many fear that there may be more remains in numbers than originally discovered. Therefore, authorities are keeping a watchful eye out for the discovery of more and more bodies too.
Another recent report by the Washington Post revealed how 150,000 children belonging to an indigenous background in Canada had been taken away from their families between the years of 1883 and 1996, where they were forced to attend residential-based schools.
These institutions strictly prohibited everything relating to the practice of countless indigenous languages as well as their traditions.
Meanwhile, in the year 2015, Canada’s Committee For Truth and Reconciliation announced how these schools were actually being used for the purpose of cultural genocide.
This particular institution was run by the Catholic Church from 1890 to 1969. Soon, however, the Canadian Government took over its administration till the school underwent its final closure in the year 1978.
Although it’s still not clear as to how and why these 215 children died, some experts believe it has to do with accidents, contagious diseases, malnourishment, abuse, or fire incidents.