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In Kamloops, Not One Body Has Been Found

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In Kamloops, Not One Body Has Been Found

At the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, so far not a single body has been found, writes Professor Jacques Rouillard. Nearby, the existing cemetery is located on the Indian Reserve itself ...

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Macdonald: A Hero for Our Times?

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Macdonald: A Hero for Our Times?

The Old Flag and the Old Policy probably mattered more than the Old Man to most Canadians, writes Phillip A. Buckner. We can debate Sir John A. without losing our heads — or his.

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First Nations & Their Slaves

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First Nations & Their Slaves

Mark Milke describes Indigenous slave-holding in the Pacific Northwest and the largely Christian-driven movement for abolition -- even as the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria, B.C. moves to "decolonize" exhibits in the name of "reconciliation." Slavery in the Pacific Northwest IN THE LUSH rainforests of the upper and isolated inlets and interior of the Pacific Northwest and Canada’s West Coast, the moral stain common to the rest of humanity – Slavery – was also present. “Slavery was a permanent status in all Northwest Coast societies,” wrote anthropologist Leland Donald in his 1997 book, Aboriginal Slavery on the Northwest Coast of...

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A Hall of Halls

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A Hall of Halls

Apostles of Empire: The Jesuits and New France is self-consciously a work of revision, by which the Jesuit missionaries are rescued from the conflicting pieties of past historians. Bronwen McShea invites her readers to reconsider the Jesuit missions at the foundations of Canadian history.

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Keep the 'British' in British Columbia

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Keep the 'British' in British Columbia

By C.P. Champion THE HAIDA at the height of their power were the terror of the West Coast, seizing booty of all kinds in seaborne raids: goods, captive labour, trophy-women and -children—and bearing aloft severed heads and limbs. Their own oral history records disturbingly recurrent scenes in which they “destroyed the people, burned their town completely” and “took them also for slaves.” But in 1862 the Haida were nearly wiped out by smallpox, which arrived by ship with gold diggers from San Francisco. Few would be so churlish as to judge the Haida of today on the basis of their marauding...

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