When one hurts or kills a women
one hurts or kills hummanity and is an antrocitie.
and: My mother (1931-1997) always said to me <Mi
figlio, non esistono notizie <vecchie> perche puoi imparare qualcosa da
qualsiasi notizia.> Translated: <My son, there is no such thing as so
called 'old' news because you can learn something from any news.>
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ALL PARTS OF THIS SPECIAL
<The stench of death>
<Canada's murdered women and girls.>
Between 8 Nov 2021 and July 2022 AL Jazeera published a serial of
articles (except one i.e. an Al Jazeera team)
all by the Cree-Iroquois Canadian-French journalist Brandi
Morin about femicides of Canadian Indigenous women and girls and
of Indigenous children who were abducted from their parents houses and
brought to residential schoolsof which each word is so
heartbreaking that it takes a lot of courage to read the whole serial. Still I challenge you to do so! I divided it according to the
number of articles and quoted from them ending with a read more URL.:
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24 July 2022
By Brandi Morin
<<'I forgive you': Indigenous school survivor awaits pope's apology
As Pope Francis visits Canada, a survivor of the Ermineskin residential
school hopes to hear an apology – in person.
Warning: The story below contains details about abuse in residential
schools that may be upsetting. Canada's National Indian Residential
School Crisis Line is available 24 hours a day on 1-866-925-4419.
Maskwacis, Canada – When Flora Northwest was six years old she was
forced to leave her parents to attend what was then known as Ermineskin
Indian Residential School in Alberta, western Canada, along with other
Indigenous children. For the next 10 years, Flora lived at the school
where she says she endured physical, spiritual, verbal and sexual abuse
at the hands of the priests, nuns and staff who ran the institution. The
pain of those years has never quite left her. Seven decades later, in
early April this year, Flora, from her home in Samson Cree Nation, one
of four First Nations which make up the Maskwacis community of central
Alberta, watched in disbelief as Pope Francis made a historic apology
for the Catholic Church’s role in the forcible removal of Indigenous
children from their families and the abuses and neglect committed in
Canada's residential schools.
<When I realised that he apologised, I started to cry,> the 77-year-old
with deep brown eyes framed by furrows and her white hair pulled back,
recounts on a sunny July morning. She sits amid towering trees in the
expansive grassy back yard of her eldest son’s rural home, the same
place where she once raised her children, in Samson Cree Nation.
Following the 2015 report from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
of Canada to examine the legacy of residential schools, survivors called
on the pope to apologise. <I thought, what made him change his mind?
What made him make that apology? Why did it take so long?> Flora says.
From July 24 to 29, Pope Francis is in Canada for a pastoral visit of
healing and reconciliation with survivors of the Indian residential
school system. From July 24 to 29, Pope Francis is in Canada for a
pastoral visit of healing and reconciliation with survivors of the
Indian residential school system. On July 25, the pope will visit
Maskwacis (formerly known as Hobbema), which in the Cree language means
<Bear Hills>, and the place where Ermineskin residential school – now
torn down – one of the largest of these institutions, once stood. Many
anticipate an apology.
This visit to Maskwacis, home to about 8,000 Indigenous people, will be
the only First Nations community he will set foot on. The pope's visit
to her community is something an elated Flora says she could not have
conjured in her wildest dreams. It is an opportunity to repair gaping
wounds left by the church.
Now, Flora is hoping to hear that apology again but in person.
More than 150,000 Indigenous children attended the institutions from the
late 1800s until 1997 when the last school closed. Abuses were
widespread and Indigenous languages and cultural practices were
forbidden. The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation records 15
children who died while attending the Ermineskin institution, however,
Maskwacis began searching for unmarked graves last autumn using
ground-penetrating radar after the unmarked graves of hundreds of
Indigenous children were discovered across the country starting in
spring 2021. Maskwacis has not yet released the findings of its search.
Flora wears a white T-shirt that says: <Ermineskin Indian school,
Hobbema, I survived…!!> She is among those who survived to tell the tale
of the hell she lived through.>>
Read more here:
Read also a poem titled <You're not
<Resistance and Residential Schools.
<Facing history and ourselves ...