Canadian Catholics grapple with a history of “whitewashing” indigenous children is the name of an article published on June 14, 2018 (America Magazine). Sisters Joan O’Keefe, Gerry Lancaster and Donna Geernaert are quoted in the article.
“Last spring, when the wikuom was erected at the University of Mount St. Vincent, Ms. Martin held a visiting chair in the women’s studies department at the school, founded by the Sisters of Charity in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1873. The prayers she offered were for the victims and survivors of Canada’s centuries-long drive to eradicate its native peoples—in particular, the Mi’kmaq children forcibly taken from their families on reserves and sent to the government-sponsored boarding school the Sisters of Charity staffed for close to four decades.”
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