Royal statues toppled in Canada over treatment of indigenous children

Beginning in May, almost 1,000 unmarked graves were found at former residential schools in British Columbia and Saskatchewan that were mainly run by the Catholic Church and funded by the government.

The discovery has sparked a reckoning with Canada's colonial past.

Traditionally the first of July - known as Canada Day - is celebrated with backyard barbecues and fireworks, much like July 4 in the United States. This year, however, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the day would be "a time for reflection."

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