Content Warning: Genocide, Death, Child Abuse
This week has been difficult for many of our members as news of the graves of 215 children found at Kamloops Indian Residential School has been in the news.
As an organization we join in solidarity in calling for meaningful action. We join First Nations people in calling for a full investigation, and accountability. We call on the federal government to commit funding towards this and not to fighting survivors in court. It is important that this be done with First Nations people in leadership positions, and that the actions taken are not merely symbolic. Real change is needed to address this genocide. Real justice is needed for the survivors.
We also call on non-indigenous Autistics and the broader Disability community to understand that the struggle against colonialism, and the struggle against ableism is deeply intertwined. The infantilization of indigenous…
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