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Remains found at Kamloops residential school 'not an isolated incident,' Indigenous experts and leaders warn

Calls mount for protection of former sites in case more remains discovered

CBC News · Posted: May 30, 2021 5:59 PM PT | Last Updated: 12 hours ago

About 100 people gathered at the site of the former Kamloops residential school on Saturday night to grieve and honour the 215 children whose bodies were discovered last week. (Briar Stewart/CBC)

WARNING: This story contains details some readers may find distressing.

Remains of 215 children found buried at former B.C. residential school, First Nation says

Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc say ground-penetrating radar was used to locate remains

CBC News · Posted: May 27, 2021 9:58 PM PT | Last Updated: May 29

The former Kamloops Indian Residential School is seen on Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation in Kamloops, B.C., on May 27, 2021. The remains of 215 children have been found buried on the site, the First Nation said.(Andrew Snucins/The Canadian Press)

WARNING: This story contains details some readers may find distressing.

Kenney Government Appointed Foreign, Koch-Funded Researcher to Rewrite Alberta’s Education Curriculum

Appointee supports right-wing American-style education reforms to subsidize private religious schools with public tax dollars

A curriculum review panelist recently appointed by Jason Kenney’s government is an American scholar who specializes in work looking at public subsidies for privately-run religious schools.

Indigenous leaders, elder feel used by Alberta government tactics to bolster new curriculum

Chief withdraws his endorsement of K-6 drafts, says he feels like a 'token Indian'

Some Alberta Indigenous leaders and an elder say the provincial government has used them or misrepresented their positions to gain endorsements for a new elementary school curriculum they do not support.  

On March 29, as Education Minister Adriana LaGrange released proposed drafts of a new curriculum in every subject, in English and French, Lubicon Lake Chief Billy-Joe Laboucan was invited to speak.

Army probe of Ranger unit finds some members 'vulnerable' to extremism

Former acting army commander says 4th Canadian Ranger Group doesn't have a 'problem'

A Canadian army investigation of a troubled reserve unit at the centre of allegations of right-wing extremism identified several members as "vulnerable" and "at risk" of being swept up into "a hateful ideology."

A partly redacted copy of the investigation's complete findings was viewed recently by CBC News.

How the far-right group ‘Oath Enforcers’ plans to harass political enemies

Revealed: online chats indicate some members are threatening to unleash harassment tactics on officials and government workers

 @jason_a_w Tue 6 Apr 2021 07.00 BST

A national online network of thousands of rightwing, self-described “Oath Enforcers” is threatening to unleash harassment tactics on elected officials and government workers around the country, the Guardian can reveal.

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Proud Boys and other far-right groups raise millions via Christian funding site

Revealed: groups banned from other sites fundraising on GiveSendGo as data breach identifies high-dollar donors

A data breach from Christian crowdfunding site GiveSendGo has revealed that millions of dollars have been raised on the site for far-right causes and groups, many of whom are banned from raising funds on other platforms.

It also identifies previously anonymous high-dollar donors to far-right actors, some of whom enjoy positions of wealth, power or public responsibility.

Canada is Bringing in New Legislation to Stop the Spread of Online Hate

What can you expect to see in Canada's new federal online hate legislation?

Amira Elghawaby, Human Rights & Inclusion Columnist April 7, 2021

The federal government is preparing to unveil strong legislation that aims to severely curtail the proliferation of online hate.

What will that look like and how will it protect people? That remains to be seen as there’s no consensus among experts and activists.

Yet everyone agrees that something must be done and they need only point to a chilling anniversary this past spring.

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