I have long believed that the Aboriginal Industry has been at play for decades. How long and how much has to be paid to right either real of perceived wrongs. The only people that ever seem to benefit from this are the chief and other aboriginal leaders in the elite echelons. The money rarely, if ever, goes to where its needed. The 'mass grave' story has been debunked many times, by many journalists, but yet it still persists. It is another addition to the mythology of the aboriginal woes. We must remember that the aboriginals were not a homogenous people when 'white' man first arrived on the scene. They were tribes, that had tribal wars. If you read Peter Newmans books, Caesars of the Wilderness and Company of Adventurers, you learn that the aboriginal leaders in those days very willingly entered into partnerships in the fur trade to their benefit. They weren't victimized or duped. Tribes warred against each other to get a bigger piece of the trading industry. The Iroquois virtually wiped out the Huron in trade wars. But you never hear about that when you talk about victims.

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James, this is the first time I have read anything like this from the NCTR which contradicts what you say about no relatives looking for missing IRS children:

“Over the past two years, the number of survivors and families looking for information about a loved one who attended residential schools has “increased exponentially,” Frogner says. The NCTR has received so many requests through its survivor inquiry system that it had to hire three new full-time staff members to keep up — raising the total to 51 people doing this difficult detective work on a national level.” (https://globalnews.ca/news/9216470/residential-school-ungraved-graves-canada/)

It suggests that hundreds or more named family members are searching for their named loved ones “who never returned home” from their IRS doesn’t it?

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