We can not change what MacDonald did or his attitude toward indigenous Canadians, but we can take a stand against further racism.
Citizens are demanding a full-scale evaluation of every former residential school property.
"But this learning must be done on the terms of the survivors. It is for the descendants of the children – including any living siblings, parents or even grandparents – and for their community to guide what happens next. They will let us know what we must do."
"Lofty rhetoric and mournful platitudes will not change the laws, policies and practices of governments that have resulted in the violations of the human rights of Indigenous peoples in the past and continue to do so today. We need deliberate, coherent and intentional action."
MP Jody Wilson-Rayborn offers her perspective https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-kamloops-residential-schools-unmarked-graves-a-painful-reminder-of-why/