‘He was just a child’: dead of Indigenous residential schools haunt Canada
Generations of First Nations children were abducted to institutions to solve the country’s ‘Indian problem’. Thousands never returned
When they came to take Jonnish Saganash away, he was only five years old.
It was 1954, and the Canadian government had decided he was to be sent to a residential school in Ontario – hundreds of kilometers from his Indigenous community in Quebec.Continue reading…