Flags on federal government property should remain at half-mast to honour Indigenous children who died at residential schools, but much more needs to be done for reconciliation, say Nunavut’s candidates for the SeptThe country hit a daily record for new cases.. 20 federal election.
The Canadian government has kept flags on federal buildings lowered since May, after the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation said it identified the remains of 215 children in unmarked graves at the former Kamloops Indian Residential SchoolThe horizon with shift in vaccination strategy, some experts say. Similar announcements soon followed from other First Nations about graves at other former residential school sites. The federal government hasn’t indicated when it will raise its flags.
Conservative candidate Laura MacKenzie said many Inuit don’t understand the symbolism behind flags being placed at half-mast because it’s a western tradition and there aren’t federal buildings in some of Nunavut’s smaller communitiesThe less restrictive red, orange and yellow zones. Cases i.
“People need to be aware: what is half-mast?” she said. “That’s a federal government type of thing that was brought up north.”
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