A Kanawakan couple will protest peacefully by remaining seated during the performance of Canada’s national anthem at the Peel Center on Monday after hundreds of graves were discovered near former residential schools in western Canada.
On May 28, we learned of the discovery of the graves of 215 children on the grounds of a former Indian residential school in Kamloops, British Columbia. As of June, 715 unidentified bodies were found buried anonymously in Saskatchewan, while 182 unidentified graves were found in Lower Kootenay, British Columbia, last week.
Steve Bonspell and Crystal Jacobs, who are respectively named Soherise and Onawa at birth, will try to sensitize some of the 3,500 fans present in the grandstand ahead of their preliminary match for Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final between Canadian de Montreal and Tampa. Lightning Bay.
This resolution, which is reminiscent of the knee-to-earth movement that Colin Kaepernick launched in support of the fight against racial discrimination in the United States, is intended as a call for dialogue in order to get people to learn about First Nations history.
“I think it’s about getting people to understand,” Bonspell said in an interview with Sportsnet this week. The average Canadian will say, “Why are you doing this? This country is amazing,” and I’ll respond and say, “How do you know what I’ve been through? Ask me why in a nice, respectful way and I’ll tell you.” I will explain it. “”
“As I sit for the national anthem, I hope people will talk to me. I hope people understand that this country is big and there are many good things, but there are so many deep and dark things that are never resolved. I hope people ignore what they think is not worth. I Just doing my small part to keep the conversation alive.”
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