Susan Standfield and Stephanie Sibbio are co-founders of 100 Million Moms, an anti-vax activist organization that has recently compared anti-COVID measures to the Holocaust, and to genocidal policies against Canada’s First Nations.
On May 27, the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation released findings of a radar survey of the Kamloops Indian Residential School that showed the remains of 215 children, some as young as three, buried in an unmarked grave. The discovery in British Columbia has shaken settlers across the country, while confirming what First Nations people in Canada have always known.
On May 30th, Susan Standfield of Chilliwack, 250 km southwest of Kamloops, promoted a new t-shirt design for 100 Million Moms members. The design capitalizes on the abject discovery by conflating the genocidal policies of Canadian residential schooling with the conspiracy theory that COVID 19 is an intentional bio-attack, organized by governments. The orange fabric and print co-opt Orange Shirt Day — September 30 in Canada — which commemorates the First Nations victims of residential schooling.
“Orders go in tomorrow at noon,” Standfield wrote in the caption to the Instagram advert.
In a now-deleted post screencapped by @KatTapestry, Standfield explained that Canadian First Nations people, unlike the Black population, are “retraumatized” by the COVID vaccines because of “brainwashing.” She also falsely implied that the Kamloops Indian Residential School survey findings have been released intentionally, to expose Canada’s role in the abuse, torture, and genocide — not of First Nations people, but of those who want to be vaccinated against COVID.