World Canada. Two Catholic churches burned on Aboriginal lands in British Columbia

04:50  22 june  2021
04:50  22 june  2021 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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Les deux incendies se sont produits en Colombie Britannique alors que le pays célébrait la journée nationale des peuples autochtones. © West France The two fires occurred in British Columbia while the country celebrated National Day of Indigenous Peoples.

Two churches were taken for targets by acerticiary on the Penticton Aboriginal Reserve website. Acts that could be related to recent revelations on violence suffered by Native American children in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

two Catholic churches installed in Aboriginal territories of British Columbia, three hundred kilometers east of Vancouver, were destroyed on the night from Sunday to Monday on fires "suspects" , announced Monday the police Federal Canadian , which launched an investigation.

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These claims occurred as the country celebrates National Day of Indigenous Peoples.

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Firefighters intervened to control a first fire at 1:2 am on the website of the Aboriginal reserve of Penticton. The second fire was shortly after, around 3:10 am, in the municipality of Oliver, near the Canada-US border.

"The two churches have been destroyed by fire and police considers these fires as suspects" , said the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP, Federal Police) in a statement.

These two fires intervene a few weeks after the discovery of the remnants of 215 children near a former Aboriginal boarding school managed by the Catholic Church in Kamloops, in this Western Canadian province .

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This discovery has revived the calls to the Pope and the Church to apologize for the abuses and violence suffered by the students of these residential schools, where they were strength enlisted to be assimilated to the dominant culture.

"We are sensitive to recent events but we will not speculate on the motivations" behind these attacks, "said Sergeant Jason Bayda, spokesman for the RCMP, cited by the press release.

The chief of the volunteer firefighters of Oliver, Bob Graham, has estimated on the CBC chain that an "accelerant product was used" in the fire of the church of this area.

The RCMP indicates not having apprehended suspect but launched a call to control.

Some 150,000 Native American, Métis and Inuit children were forcefully enlisted until the 1890s in 139 residential schools across the country, where they were cut off from their families, their language and their culture.

Many of them have been subjected to sexual abuse or abuse, and more than 4,000 have found death, according to a commission of inquiry that had concluded a true

"cultural genocide" of the part of Canada.

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