Stealing Children to Steal the Land

Every Child Matters by Andy Everson
Foto: Andy Everson, un artista de la Nación K’ómoks en British Columbia, creó este logo en el 2015 para la campaña de sobrevivientes de los internados de asimilación canadiense.

LAST MONTH, the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation uncovered a mass grave of 215 children on the grounds of a former residential school in British Columbia, Canada.

This week on Intercepted: Naomi Klein speaks with residential school survivor Doreen Manuel and her niece Kanahus Manuel about the horrors of residential schools and the relationship between stolen children and stolen land. Doreen’s father, George Manuel, was a survivor of the Kamloops Indian Residential School, where unmarked graves of children as young as 3 years old were found. Kanahus’s father, Arthur Manuel, was also a survivor of the Kamloops residential school. This intergenerational conversation goes deep on how the evils of the Kamloops school, and others like it, have reverberated through a century of Manuels, an experience shared by so many Indigenous families, and the Manuel family’s decadeslong fight to reclaim stolen land.

READ MORE AT THE INTERCEPT. This story has been translated into Spanish, with permission of The Intercept, and can be found here.

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Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein es corresponsal principal de The Intercept y profesora de medios, cultura y estudios feministas de Gloria Steinem en la Universidad de Rutgers. Es una periodista galardonada y autora de best-sellers, más recientemente de “On Fire: The Burning Case for A Green New Deal”. También ha escrito “La batalla por el paraíso”, “No es suficiente”, “Esto lo cambia todo”, “La doctrina del impacto” y “Sin logotipo”.

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