Calls for Canada to recognize and document its racist foundations

Calls for Canada to recognize and document its racist foundations

As Canada grapples with the horrific discovery of 215 children at suspected burial sites of a former B.C. residential school, there are calls for the country to do more to address its racist roots.

One major figure of concern is Canada’s first prime minister, John A. Macdonald.

Indigenous leaders say the nation needs to stop celebrating a major proponent of residential schools.

By taking down statues, renaming institutions and throwing out honourary degrees, Eric Sorensen looks at how different communities are reacting to the racial reckoning.

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