Get new posts by email:

How to Use this Blog

BOOZHOO! We've amassed tons of information and important history on this blog since 2010. If you have a keyword, use the search box below. Also check out the reference section above. If you have a question or need help searching, use the contact form at the bottom of the blog.

We want you to use BOOKSHOP! (the editor will earn a small amount of money or commission. (we thank you) (that is our disclaimer statement)

This is a blog. It is not a peer-reviewed journal, not a sponsored publication... WE DO NOT HAVE ADS or earn MONEY from this website. The ideas, news and thoughts posted are sourced… or written by the editor or contributors.

EMAIL ME: (outlook email is gone)


Monday, June 28, 2021

Wretched Legacy | Angelican Church and Residential Schools


Sorrow, Shame and Rage: the Wretched Legacy of Canada’s Residential Schools

Residential school group photograph, Regina, Saskatchewan, 1908. Photograph Source: John Woodruff – Public Domain.


 "Many groups have issued apologies for the wrongs they have committed towards indigenous peoples. Without changing our ways, however, these apologies fall flat"

Over the years, Anglicans have learned more of the truth about the residential schools we ran. According to Anglican Church records, the church operated around three dozen schools between 1820 and 1967. Before Confederation in 1867, Anglican missionaries ran these schools with the purpose of converting indigenous peoples to Christianity. After Confederation, the Anglican Church operated these schools on behalf of the Canadian government. These schools were used by the church not only to convert students to Christianity, but to assimilate them into a British culture. Due to underfunding, many residential schools were ill-equipped to provide a quality education for children. 

Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) identified 3,200 children (566 in Saskatchewan) who died while attending the schools as a result of poor care. Since the TRC published its report more missing children have been identified and more pain and hurt is being felt. 

Injustices towards Indigenous peoples continue today. 

BACKGROUND: Ministerial message: Truth and reconciliation at heart of religious tradition | Humboldt Journal

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please: Share your reaction, your thoughts, and your opinions. Be passionate, be unapologetic. Offensive remarks will not be published. We are getting more and more spam. Comments will be monitored.
Use the comment form at the bottom of this website which is private and sent direct to Trace.

Happy Visitors!

They Took Us Away

They Took Us Away
click image to see more and read more

Blog Archive

Most READ Posts


You are not alone

You are not alone

To Veronica Brown

Veronica, we adult adoptees are thinking of you today and every day. We will be here when you need us. Your journey in the adopted life has begun, nothing can revoke that now, the damage cannot be undone. Be courageous, you have what no adoptee before you has had; a strong group of adult adoptees who know your story, who are behind you and will always be so.

Diane Tells His Name

click photo

60s Scoop Survivors Legal Support


Lost Birds on Al Jazeera Fault Lines

Lost Birds on Al Jazeera Fault Lines
click to read and listen about Trace, Diane, Julie and Suzie


As the single largest unregulated industry in the United States, adoption is viewed as a benevolent action that results in the formation of “forever families.”
The truth is that it is a very lucrative business with a known sales pitch. With profits last estimated at over $1.44 billion dollars a year, mothers who consider adoption for their babies need to be very aware that all of this promotion clouds the facts and only though independent research can they get an accurate account of what life might be like for both them and their child after signing the adoption paperwork.


Original Birth Certificate Map in the USA

Why tribes do not recommend the DNA swab

Rebecca Tallbear entitled: “DNA, Blood, and Racializing the Tribe”, bearing out what I only inferred:

Detailed discussion of the Bering Strait theory and other scientific theories about the population of the modern-day Americas is beyond the scope of this essay. However, it should be noted that Indian people have expressed suspicion that DNA analysis is a tool that scientists will use to support theories about the origins of tribal people that contradict tribal oral histories and origin stories. Perhaps more important,the alternative origin stories of scientists are seen as intending to weaken tribal land and other legal claims (and even diminish a history of colonialism?) that are supported in U.S. federal and tribal law. As genetic evidence has already been used to resolve land conflicts in Asian and Eastern European countries, this is not an unfounded fear.

Google Followers