Price, from Anahim Lake, BC, has previously said his grandmother was a residential school survivor who faced “social injustice” at school.
The star custodian told 680 News he believes few Canadians know what residential schools are like.
Lynda Price, Carey’s mother, is a Chief of the Ulkatcho First Nation in northern British Columbia and says sharing stories about residential school experiences makes her emotional.
He adds that residential schools had a “snowball effect” on generations of Aboriginal people.
The federal government has pledged to further support the identification and investigation of burial sites near former residential schools after allocating $ 27 million in 2019, following the discovery of anonymous graves in several provinces.
“This part of our history in Canada has not been covered very well,” said Price of Kelowna, British Columbia.
“I think we need to do a better job in the future to recognize that this is part of our history in Canada and that it just isn’t fair. “
This report by The Canadian Press was first published on July 19, 2021.