'We won't forget the children'
Additional unmarked graves likely at US Indian boarding schools
June 7, 2021
The world was shocked to hear about the discovery of the unmarked graves of 215 children at the Kamloops Indian Residential School in British, Columbia Canada.
For many Indigenous people, however, the most shocking element of the story is not the discovery of the graves but the fact that it’s taken so long for non-Natives to acknowledge the grim details of this long-ignored history of Indian boarding and residential schools, a story that is part of both U.S. and Canadian history.
Moreover, the news in Canada begs the question: Are there similar burial sites at U.S. Indian boarding schools?