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The Spencer Lodge Podcast

Aug 9, 2021

Can you imagine a government that would take your children from you, strip them of their heritage and culture, torture them and sometimes, even kill them? It sounds impossible, yet this is exactly what happened across Canada to Indigenous communities for over 150 years.

I am joined by Dr Cindy Blackstock, the Executive Director of First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada to discuss the history of Residential Schools and the 1,300 bodies in unmarked graves that have been discovered at these schools over the last few months.

As an Associate Professor at the University of Alberta and Professor in McGill’s School of Social Work, Dr Blackstock is just the person to explain the dark side of Canada’s history.