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Humiliation: Family Separations and Canada

humiliation: These left a devastating legacy on reserves to this day, in a country whose very existence, he said, came without the consent and participation of the Indigenous populations who lived there for millenniums, according to CTV. For Indigenous peoples in Canada, the experience was mostly one of humiliation, neglect and abuse, he said. He spoke of forced migration, broken treaty promises and family separations via residential schools. There are, today, children living on reserve in Canada who cannot safely drink, or bathe in, or even play in the water that comes out of their taps. It was the dominant theme of his address. There are Indigenous parents who say goodnight to their children, and have to cross their fingers in the hopes that their kids won't run away, or take their own lives in the night. ... And for far too many Indigenous women, life in Canada includes threats of violence so frequent and severe that Amnesty International has called it 'a human rights crisis.' That is the legacy of colonialism in Canada. ( As reported in the news.