Acting Dean Beverly Jacobs has published an informed opinion piece in The Conversation Canada about the recent discovery of 215 children's graves in Kamloops, BC.
"Uncovering of the remains of children must be investigated as a crime against humanity," she writes. "All entities involved in residential schools — including different levels and branches of the Canadian government and various denominations of churches — must be charged with genocide and tried at the International Criminal Court."
Dr. Jacobs calls for the use of ground-penetrating radar that was used at Kamloops Indian Residential School to be used at all other former residential school sites.
"What happened to Indigenous children is genocide, and the legacy of that continues through denial and inaction," she adds.
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