Canada commission issues details abuse of native children

BBC News

A commission examining Canada’s policy to separate indigenous children from their families says the abuse created a legacy of turmoil.

From the country’s formation in the 19th Century until the 1970s, the children had to attend schools where they were stripped of their identity.

Many of the 150,000 children also suffered physical abuse from the staff at the church-run boarding schools.

An interim report says children left the schools “as lost souls”.

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