You reported (“Canadian Anglicans ask: Will Charles be the reconciliation king ?” November , p. 1) that Canon Murray Still stated that children’s remains had been discovered in Kamloops, B.C. and you allowed that statement to remain unchallenged. No children’s remains have been found in the Kamloops Residential School grounds. No doubt some Indigenous people are still finding it difficult to live in a predominantly different society than the one of their traditional ways but I would also say that that Canadian society has little to apologise for given the great benefits of modern life it has provided. I further add that there is too much hyperbole in the press as a whole about colonisation and that accurate reporting is essential to real truth and reconciliation".
"Editor's Note: The author of the 2021 study of the grounds of the Kamloops Indian Residential School concluded that 200 'probable burials' were found at the site, and no remains have yet been excavated. The Journal regrets this oversight, but notes that more than 50 children are listed by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation as having died at the school, and that the centre states that the total number of children who died at residential schools is higher than the number of dead students it has been able to name thus far".