171 "plausible" gravesites found at former residential school in Ontario
January 23, 2023
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The Wauzhushk Onigum Nation has discovered 171 possible burial sites of children on the grounds of a former Indian residential school in western Ontario.
In an announcement streamed on Facebook, Chief Chris Skead said the Nation's investigation showed at least 171 anomalies within the cemetery grounds associated with the former St. Mary's Indian Residential School in Kenora, Ontario. Of the potential burials, only five were marked with graves.