Canadian First Nations Land, on Western Canada, church burnings have left six churches damaged and destroyed due to the pain caused by news of mass graves discovery In churches.
On June 21, Sacred Heart Mission Church on Penticton Indian Band land in British Columbia was burnt down. Also on the same day, St.Gregory Mission Church on Osoyoos was completely burnt down.
On June 26, two churches were burnt down including St.Ann's Catholic Church in Hedley Nature Reserve of the Upper Similkameen Indian Band and Our Lady of Lourdes Church.
On June 27, a fire damaged St.Paul's Anglican Church on First Nation Land in Northwest British Columbia.
On June 30th, a Roman Catholic Church was burnt down to the ground outside Edmonton in Morinville Alta. Residents watched in the early morning hours as the century of Old Roman Catholic Church burning in flames.
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney labeled this as a 'potential hate crime'. Chief Sandra Larin acknowledged the pain caused by mass graves and encouraged everyone to respect one another's different beliefs. In a video statement, Larin said"this is still a place of providing healing for those who choose to."There Is no political party or leader who have identified themselves with these crimes.
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