August 2020

Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Monday, May 31, 2021

Mass Grave of 215 Children at Kamloops -- Chief Arvol Looking Horse: 'We Take Care of our Relatives Spiritually'



Statement of Chief Arvol Looking Horse

 "If you didn't release your children -- they would shoot them right in your arms.

Thousands of our babies never made it home all over Turtle Island. Many sexually abused girls with babies beside them.

Communities need to do a 'Spirit Releasing' around those old Boarding Schools -- stop saying its haunted and do something about it.

We take care of our Relatives Spiritually."

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May 2021

Mass grave of 215 children found at Kamloops Indian Residential Boarding School

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/05/30/native-american-boarding-schools-abused-neglected-thousands-us/5263769001/

Native children as young as three years old, stolen from their families, found in mass grave at Kamloops Indian Residential School

https://news.yahoo.com/more-200-bodies-found-indigenous-130336090.html

The man who witnessed the Queen of England kidnapping 10 children from Kamloops Indian Residential School died suddenly in good health, before testifying.

https://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2011/02/star-eyewitness-of-queens-abduction-of.html

Reconciliation Canada broadcast live with elders, May 31, 2021, on Facebook 

https://m.facebook.com/ReconciliationCanada/

Passamaquoddy Reacquire Island in Maine






#LandBack: Passamaquoddy Tribe Reacquires Culturally Significant 140-Acres of Island in Kci Monosakom (Big Lake), Maine

May 17, 2021
Donald Soctomah, Cultural and Historical Preservation Officer for the Passamaquoddy Tribe, Corey Hinton, Esq., Passamaquoddy Tribal Citizen at Sipayik and Head of the Tribal Nations Practice Group at Drummond Woodsum

Motahkomikuk (Indian Township), Maine – On March 12, 2021, the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Motahkomikuk (Indian Township) reacquired 140 acres of their unceded Ancestral territory – the largest island in Kci Monosakom, (Big Lake) Maine. Originally known as Kuwesuwi Monihq (Pine Island), and renamed "White's Island" by settlers, this place has deep historical and cultural significance to the Passamaquoddy community. The island was included as part of the Tribe's Indian Township reservation in the 1794 Treaty, as well as the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act of 1980.

The history of Kuwesuwi Monihq goes back to time immemorial, but the island has recent memories attached to it as well. It was a place where food was stored in root cellars, where life was sustained through fishing and the passage of culture from one generation to the next. During the smallpox epidemic brought by the French and English settlers, community members would deliver food from Kuwesuwi Monihq to sick relatives quarantined nearby.