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Ottawa must act now on aboriginal child welfare

on Fri, 05/31/2013 - 12:10
Fight Child Protection Department Corruption: 
Ottawa must act now on aboriginal child welfare

By Craig Kielburger and Marc Kielburger, Vancouver Sun

In 1907, Canada's Department of Indian Affairs sent Dr. Peter Henderson Bryce to investigate residential schools in Manitoba and the Northwest Territories.

Bryce found dilapidated buildings, rampant tuberculosis, and shocking death rates. In some schools, only 31 per cent of children survived to graduation. Bryce submitted a lengthy report detailing the appalling conditions.

The federal government buried his report for 15 years until Bryce became so frustrated that he published his findings in a book.

By the time the last school