On Being Both Christian and Native

Children’s shoes at a vigil for Indigenous children murdered at Canadian residential schools.
(Photo Credit: GoToVan via Flickr Creative Commons)

I don’t know how much attention you’ve paid to the news recently, but more than a thousand unmarked graves have now been discovered at the former sites of residential schools in Canada over the last month. These were boarding schools where Indigenous children were — against the will of their families/tribes — brought to be forcibly assimilated to white culture. That children died in huge numbers at these schools and were…