This is so sad. Why do humans have such a history of violence - is it inherent in our nature? I don’t want to believe it is, but evidence points to yes.
This is an interesting question: “How is trauma transmitted from one generation to the next?”
I listened to a podcast called Finding Cleo from the CBC where they discuss the horrors of the residential schools in the 60’s and 70’s. It was shocking and so hard to listen to. Great article, great podcast.
I’ve also read about the “schools” in remote western Australia where - quite recently - white people were taking indigenous children from aboriginal tribes, literally tearing them from their families, to “Christianize” them at these camps. Horrifying.
It's so crazy these things happened so recently
Yup. I had the exact same thought when I read the Crazy Horse story that's trending rn. Not just "recent" but also "now" (!)
Heavy. Excellent reporting. Important.