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Canada: Bodies at Indigenous school not isolated incident

 

Chris Young, Canadian Press via AP

A mother hugs her daughter during a vigil in Toronto on Sunday May 30, 2021, for the 215 Indigenous children, whose remains were uncovered on the grounds of a former residential school near Kamloops, British Columbia. The discovery of a mass grave was announced late on Thursday by the Tk'emlups te Secwépemc people after the site was examined by a team using ground-penetrating radar.

TORONTO - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday it 's not an isolated incident that over 200 children were found buried at a former Indigenous residential school.

Trudeau's comments come as Indigenous leaders are calling for an examination of every former residential school site - institutions that held children taken from families across the nation.

Chief Rosanne Casimir of the Tk'emlups te Secwepemc First Nation in British Columbia said the remains of 215 children, some as young as 3 years old, were confirmed this month with the help of ground-penetrating radar. She described the discovery as "an unthinkable loss that was spoken about but never documented" at the Kamloops Indian Residential School, the largest such school in the country.

https://www.startribune.com/canada-bodies-at-indigenous-school-not-isolated-incident/600063109/

 

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