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What’s the main cause of death for all these native children in Canada?

Mandatory government residential schools for Native children in Canada started in 1920 and were mostly phased out by 1969. Hundreds of unmarked graves have been recently discovered and news reports suggest tuberculosis as the major cause of death. But Canada started administering a vaccine for that in 1921.

So is it another cause?
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4meAndyou · F Best Comment
I don't think they will know unless they exhume all the graves.



Canada appointed a commission to look into these deaths, and so far they have identified 4100 deaths of children who died while in residential schools.

Probably abuse of various types..
It was inevitable that the death's would be blamed on some kind of illness..
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
A lot of abuse went on in those boarding school homes, physical including sexual.
HannahSky · F
Spanish Flu
Probably several other causes. Although the availability of a vaccine doesn’t necessarily mean they were considered important enough to warrant treatment.
Sibo191 · 36-40, M
[@328496,bijouxbroussard] this is the most likely answer
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MotherHubbard · 56-60, F
It's residential genocide school. We had them all over the US, and even famous people were inmates. Still, it's as if conservatives don't know a thing about it!
hippyjoe1955 · 61-69, M
It is impossible to speculate given the times. We have no idea when the child died and when you think about it back in the day lots of children died prematurely. I went to a small school in rural Canada. Of the 60 kids that started grade 1 with me 3 were dead before they graduated grade 12. Not trying to trivialize the deaths or shift blame or excuse behaviors. Just observing the facts.
smiler2012 · 56-60, M
{@scottr] well who really knows 🤷‍♂️ no point starting speculating without hard fact and startinfg conspiracy theories
4meAndyou · F
Thank you for best comment...on the worst possible subject...dead kids. I wish we could go back in time and kick the rear ends of the abusive teachers back in those days.

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