Behind the discovery of the remains of 215 indigenous children on the grounds of the former Catholic-run school in Kamloops, British Columbia province, Canada, lies a story that would shock the world if proven.
Mr. William Coombes, a former Canadian indigenous student, said he witnessed abuses and murders that occurred in that school, which he was forced to attend, and which everyone in his community feared.
After disclosing his testimonies, Coombes appears to have been murdered, according to the version of the nurse who testifies in the video below.
Coombes recounted that in 1964 when he was 12 years old and a boarder at Kamloops School in British Columbia, he observed the monarchs of the British crown entering alone.
The night before, the children had received new clothes, and he recalls that the food was extraordinarily plentiful, the likes of which they had not seen for months.
While on a picnic with a group of children, the Royals departed with ten children, ages 6 to 14, and those children were never seen again.
“I remember it was weird because we all had to bend down and kiss her foot, a white lace-up boot. After a while, I saw the Queen leaving the picnic with 10 kids from the school, and those kids never came back,” Coombes mentioned, according to the May 31 Humans Free alternative media outlet.
The Queen is known to have visited Canada in October 1964 for the Confederation Centennial Conferences in Ottawa, but no record of her traveling to Kamloops can be found. On the other hand, she did visit this city in 1959.
Coombes’ story was initially brought to light by a Canadian writer and former minister of the United Church of Port Alberni, British Columbia, Kevin Annett. Annett is also an ordained minister of the United Church of Canada.
Annett published two books after investigating and substantiating allegations of sexual abuse and other cruelties inflicted on the indigenous population. He was then removed from office and fiercely defamed.
Annett published two other terrifying accounts of Coombes himself at the school, saying, “There I suffered terrible tortures at the hands, especially, of Brother Murphy, who killed at least two boys. I witnessed him throw a little girl off a three-story balcony to her death.”
He added: “He put me on a rack and broke some of my bones in the basement of the Kamloops school after I tried to run away. I also saw him and another priest bury a child in the school garden one night.”
Wounds still linger from what Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau himself labeled a genocide. The United Church in 1986 acknowledged its responsibility in the dark historical period of the indigenous Canadians.
Archbishop Michael Peers, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, issued a document of acceptance: “I accept and confess before God and before you, our failures in the residential schools. We have failed you. We failed ourselves. We failed God…”.
However, some hope that the Catholic Church will also confess its failure: “This is why the reluctance of the Roman Catholic Church to show official and public repentance is so painful,” wrote author Michael Coren.