• Judy Byington, author www.ChildAbuseRecovery.com
The early December discovery of 30 child skeletons in a mass grave on the grounds of a United Church residential school for native children in Port Alberni, B.C. has garnered no mass media excitement.
The unmarked graves should have been no surprise. "At least 28 mass graves containing the remains of indigenous children who died in the 'care' of religious and government institutions have been discovered" read the 15 April 2008 headline of the Mohawk Nation News - another story that never made it to the mainstream press. As of today, the mass graves on government property have yet to be excavated, though human remains were found.
It was easy to cover up the baby's death at the Jesuit St. Mary's Mission-School on the Colville Indian Reservation near Omack Washington. The Catholic priest buried her alive beneath the floor boards with a little girl as the sole witness. The murdered was a "throw-away child" - a minor without legal protection - allegedly killed by the baby's father be
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