Residential schools live on through foster care system

In Canada’s residential school system, Aboriginal children faced systematic assimilation and abuse after being removed from their families. Today, the same thing is happening to Aboriginal children in the foster care system. The residential school system was established because the Canadian government believed Aboriginal children could only be successful if they assimilated into Canadian society. … Continued

Witness Blanket art installation comes to VIU

Above: Artist Carey Newman with the Witness Blanket in front of Government House. Photo via Media One. By News Editor Aislinn Cottell Worn leather ice skates. Three piano keys, stained and grey. A lemon-yellow sign warning of “Soiled Linen”, mounted next to a brass door knob and lock. Two cut braids of dark hair, and … Continued

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