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Search finds remains at former Canada residential school


January 18, 2023

WARNING: This story has disturbing details about residential and boarding schools. If you are feeling triggered, here is a resource list for trauma responses from the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition in the U.S. The National Indian Residential School Crisis Hotline in Canada can be reached at 1-866-925-4419

Star Blanket Cree Nation announced the initial findings of ground penetrating radar has located over 2,000 “hits” at the site of the former Qu’Appelle Indian Residential School site near Lebret, Saskatchewan.

According to Chief Michael Starr, the discoveries have also yielded a partial piece of a child’s jawbone which is believed to be more than 100 years old.

“Our hearts are heavy today,” Starr said at a news conference Thursday. “Whether you call them Roman Catholics, whether you call them priests, whether you call them nuns, those are the individuals who intended to give us ‘good education,’ but as we understand it, that was not it, that was not the way.”


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