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Confronting the dark side of Canadian history

Indigenous people have spoken of deaths and unmarked graves at residential schools for years. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission also wrote a whole volume on the issue. Still, many Canadians are shocked. Today we look at why that is, with the hosts of the Secret Life of Canada.
The Cowessess First Nation in Saskatchewan says it has discovered what it believes to be 751 unmarked graves, near the site of the former Marieval Indian Residential School. (CBC)

Indigenous people have spoken of deaths and unmarked graves at residential schools for years. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission also wrote a whole volume on the issue. Still, many Canadians are shocked. Today we look at why that is — and what it says about Canadians' relationship to our own history.

Our guests are Falen Johnson and Leah-Simone Bowen, the hosts of the CBC podcast the Secret Life of Canada.

 

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