I posted this in The Facebook, and got one response - from my sister. Maybe nobody else saw it, maybe nobody wanted to comment, maybe it upset some. I'll tweak and repost.
There was this article, from the CBC - Survivors, faith leaders call on Catholic Church to take responsibility for residential schools.
"The Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation in B.C. said last Thursday that preliminary findings from a survey of the grounds at the former residential school in Kamloops revealed the remains of 215 children — some as young as three years old."
These were schools for young native children, taken from their families. The schools were run by various church groups, mainly Roman Catholic, from 1831 to 1996. The intent was to assimilate them into Canadian (non-native) society, by force if necessary. Abuse was common and has been well documented.