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Graves Shrouded in Mystery in Canada

Unfortunately, Indigenous people who remain in their existence amongst Canadian folks encountered a consuetudinary tragedy. This litigation has been pending for so many months that it became comprehensive enough to involve international schools, such as the highly prestigious McGill University. The beginning of the mystery dates back to the state-sponsored collection of Indigenous children in the 60s. The state took refuge under the pretext of placing in boarding schools/psychiatric institutes and reinforcing discipline. It is not shocking the gathering ended up without a compelling reason for Mohawk families. Here, we shall examine the motivation in terms of the state of that time and its deplorable conclusion.


Photograph by Graham Hughes /The Canadian Press.

The Royal Victoria Hospital was established in Montreal on Friday, April 15, 2011. An Indigenous group who has raised concerns about unmarked graves at a former Montreal hospital's site has agreed to allow for archeological work at the site.


A group of Indigenous elders has also acquired a deal to search for the probability of unmarked graves at the former site of a Montreal hospital with the assistance of McGill University. The referred group, Mohawk Mothers, claim themselves as the caretakers of the land, the life-givers. They, of course, followed a court ruling described as precedent-setting. The Mohawk Mothers alleged there still are bodies of Indigenous patients buried around the ancient grounds of the Royal Victoria Hospital, which McGill is renovating to expand its campus at the present timeline. A political activist within the Mohawk Mothers, Kahn-Tineta Horn, specified in an interview that they are pleased not a single mind disagreed with the process and are directly moving towards justice. “We always said we are here for the children and want justice for all children,” she included. The Mothers also uncovered evidence of graves following interviews with the survivors of mind-control experiments. The experiments were foreseen to take place in the 1950s or 1960s at a psychiatric institute affiliated with the hospital. Allegedly, Canada and the US have funded abusive psychological experiments on vulnerable kids with the MK-ULTRA program, which started in 1945, and assigned a unit as critical as the Joint Intelligence Agency to investigate it at similar times. The program included experimental drugs, electroshock rounds, and sleep deprivation, evidenced by proven documents, not merely rumors.


As the veiled tragedies unravel and show themselves, a sorrowful picture reveals itself. The mass graves found are not even half of the estimated total. The discovery of the residuals of hundreds of Indigenous-originated children at the sites of defunct schools in British Columbia and southern Saskatchewan has rekindled controversial topics of a sinister time in Canadian history. A community other than the Mohawk Mothers pointed out they proved 215 children were buried on the grounds of a British Columbia school, one of the many in the area set up to assimilate them.


As for the likely motivation of that century's government and business owners, we arrive at an underground method of slowly breaking down the Indigenous population. After the Second World War, states saw the Indian population or the natives of different regions as an obstacle to their exploitation and took a chance to eliminate them. Unfortunately, they managed to stay out of sight in this example, which we may call genocide. Now, the voices can be risen, and the massacres covered up can be brought to light. However, the hidden and wounded souls still waiting to be unearthed are not a fact to deny.


Works cited:

Mohawk Mothers’ original site - The New York Times, Horrible History: Mass Grave of Indigenous Children Reported in Canada by Ian Austen

Edited by:

Simay Cemre Tulubaş, Yağmur Ece Nisanoğlu

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