17 August 2022,   17:09
More churches burn down on Canada indigenous land

Two more Catholic churches burned down in indigenous communities in western Canada, writes BBC.

The fires at St Ann’s Church and the Chopaka Church began within an hour of each other in British Columbia.

Officers said both buildings were completely destroyed, and they were treating the fires as “suspicious”.

Last Monday two other Catholic churches in the province were destroyed in fires, as Canada marked National Indigenous People’s Day.

“The investigations into the previous fires and these two new fires are ongoing with no arrests or charges”, - Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sgt Jason Bayda said.

It comes after hundreds of unmarked graves were discovered at sites of former residential schools in Canada.