Today, we launch the first episode of Season 3 of Don’t Call Me Resilient, our podcast that takes on systemic racism and the ways it permeates our everyday lives.

In this episode we’re taking a look back at what happened since the unmarked graves of 215 Indigenous children were found on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School.

We explore the immediate political response, the widespread grief and outcry but also, how none of that lasted — despite communities continuing to find unmarked graves.

My first guest is Veldon Coburn, assistant professor at the Institute of Indigenous Research and Studies at the University of Ottawa. He authored The Conversation’s first article following the Kamloops findings. Also joining me on the episode is Haley Lewis, Don’t Call Me Resilient producer and culture + society editor here at The Conversation Canada. She led our coverage of the findings last year.

Please listen in. We hope you find this first conversation and the ones that follow in the coming weeks as inspiring as we do.

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All the best.

Vinita Srivastava

Host + Producer, Don't Call Me Resilient | Senior Editor, Culture + Society

Two people embrace in front of the Centennial Flame on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa at a memorial for the 215 children whose remains were found at the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

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