Indigenous Faith

21.8 Mourning the 215 Children (Part 1)

June 12, 2021 Craig & LaDonna Smith
Indigenous Faith
21.8 Mourning the 215 Children (Part 1)
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Indigenous Faith
21.8 Mourning the 215 Children (Part 1)
Jun 12, 2021
Craig & LaDonna Smith

At the end of May 2021, the bodies of 215 Indigenous children, some as young as 3 years old, were discovered in a mass grave at a government funded, church run Residential School in Kamloops, British Columbia.  Buried for decades, this horrific finding has opened many deep wounds of Canada's First Nations and Native American peoples.  The tragedy is only deepened by the fact that in the 125 plus year history of these institutions, it's estimated that over 50,000 Indigenous children died from indescribable abuses, both physical and sexual in nature, tortures, and beatings.  How can the church have done such injustices?  In what has been described as North America's unacknowledged genocide, many questions are left unanswered.  In what can only be described as the most painful and difficult episodes of the newly launched Indigenous Faith podcast, Craig and LaDonna Smith seek to provide insight and answers that they pray will bring comfort to wounded hearts and biblical truth that affirms no perpetrator of such injustices will  go unpunished.  As the Scriptures remind us in Genesis 18:25, Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?  Please don't miss any of the upcoming four podcasts in this timely series of the Smith's teaching.

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At the end of May 2021, the bodies of 215 Indigenous children, some as young as 3 years old, were discovered in a mass grave at a government funded, church run Residential School in Kamloops, British Columbia.  Buried for decades, this horrific finding has opened many deep wounds of Canada's First Nations and Native American peoples.  The tragedy is only deepened by the fact that in the 125 plus year history of these institutions, it's estimated that over 50,000 Indigenous children died from indescribable abuses, both physical and sexual in nature, tortures, and beatings.  How can the church have done such injustices?  In what has been described as North America's unacknowledged genocide, many questions are left unanswered.  In what can only be described as the most painful and difficult episodes of the newly launched Indigenous Faith podcast, Craig and LaDonna Smith seek to provide insight and answers that they pray will bring comfort to wounded hearts and biblical truth that affirms no perpetrator of such injustices will  go unpunished.  As the Scriptures remind us in Genesis 18:25, Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?  Please don't miss any of the upcoming four podcasts in this timely series of the Smith's teaching.