PBS NewsHour

Indigenous survivor shares boarding school abuse experience

Clip: 07/08/2021 | 6m 30s | Video has closed captioning.

For more than a century, native children sent to Canadian Christian boarding schools were banned from speaking their languages or practicing their traditions. Hundreds died but their families were never told and bodies never returned — only found in unmarked graves recently. John Yang speaks to Heather Bear, vice chief of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations, about Canada's dark past.

Aired: 07/08/21

Rating: NR

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