China seeks probe into Canada's indigenous schools

Video Credit: Reuters - Politics
Published on June 23, 2021 - Duration: 02:01s

China seeks probe into Canada's indigenous schools

China and its allies called on Tuesday for an investigation into the discovery of the remains of indigenous children in Canada at the site of a former boarding school, prompting an angry response from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.


China seeks probe into Canada's indigenous schools

China called for an investigation into indigenous children's remains found at a former boarding school in Canada, sparking anger from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Last month, the remains of over 200 children, some as young as three years old, were found at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia.

Senior Chinese UN official Jiang Duan told the Human Rights Council Tuesday China and its allies were calling for a "thorough and impartial investigation... to bring those responsible to justice, and offer full remedy to victims." "We are deeply concerned about the serious human rights violations against the indigenous people in Canada.

Historically, Canada robbed the indigenous people of their land, killed them and eradicated their culture." Canada, which is currently locked in a trade dispute with Beijing, later delivered a joint statement calling for an investigation into China's alleged mass detention of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang.

Beijing denies all allegations of Uyghur abuse, and describes the Xinjiang camps as vocational training facilities to combat religious extremism.

Condemning what he called China's "systemic abuse and human rights violations," Trudeau said a Canadian commission had worked to address its own mistreatment of indigenous peoples.

He further asked quote, "Where is China's truth and reconciliation commission?

...Where is the openness that Canada has always shown and the responsibility that Canada has taken for the terrible mistakes of the past?" Canada's truth and reconciliation commission found in 2015 that its residential school system, which forcibly separated indigenous children from their families, constituted "cultural genocide." Meanwhile, United States Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced Tuesday the U.S. would also begin investigating its own dark history of so-called Indian boarding schools, and work to uncover any children's remains.

You are here


💡 newsR Knowledge: Other News Mentions


Kamloops Indian Residential School

Defunct Canadian residential school


United Nations

Intergovernmental organization
Tirumurti was responding to a Pakistani journalist who persistently raised Kashmir and India's abrogation of special status for the erstwhile state.
Credit: DNA - Published 2 days ago

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be the first Indian PM to preside over a meeting during New Delhi's presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC),..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 4 days ago





Related videos from verified sources

Genocide of Indigenous children in Canada’s residential schools 04:47
Video credit: Loopsider - English - Published 1 week ago 

How residential schools in Canada destroyed Indigenous children's lives 04:44
Video credit: Guardian - Published on July 7, 2021 

Statues of Monarchs Toppled as Anger Grows Over Unmarked Graves of Indigenous Children 01:36
Video credit: Wibbitz Top Stories - Published on July 2, 2021 

You might like