By the time he arrived, the clapboard structure, which had stood on Indigenous Penticton Indian Band lands for a century, had already burned to the ground.
* Hundreds of unmarked graves found at former residential school for indigenous children in Canada.
* Remains of 215 children discovered at former Indigenous Canadian school site.
Fire chiefs said the timing of the blazes, which began on National Indigenous People’s Day, did not seem coincidental.
Anadolu/Telegraph The Catholic St Jean Baptiste church was among those burned down in Morinville, Canada.
Since then, nearly two dozen more churches across Canada, many of which stood on Indigenous lands, have been anonymously vandalised or reduced to cinders.
"This amnesia of Canada is making people really upset and there's a lot of anger," she said. »