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Murray Sinclair (Photograph by Skye Spence)

Murray Sinclair on reconciliation, anger, unmarked graves—and a headline for this story

The retired senator and Indigenous jurist talks with Marie-Danielle Smith about colonial systems, the legacy of Sir John A. Macdonald and the role of the new governor general

The site of a former residential school where hundreds of unmarked graves were detected, in Cowessess First Nation, Sask., on July 6, 2021 (Liam Richards/CP)

Coming to terms with a national shame

Adnan R. Khan: The lessons from other countries that have had to confront mass graves are clear—shining a light into our darkest corners is the only way forward