New discovery of unidentified tombs on the site of a former Aboriginal residential school

New discovery of unidentified tombs on the site of a former Aboriginal residential school

The discovery of the bones shocked the 215 children buried in a mass grave at a former Indian residential school in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada at the end of May.

This time, more than 750 unidentified graves were discovered during excavations at the site of a former Aboriginal residential school in Marival Municipality, in the province of Saskatchewan (west-central Canada), announced Thursday, June 24, Kwesses Head of State.

Marival Residential School in East Saskatchewan hosted Indigenous children between 1899 and the mid-1990s, before it was demolished and replaced with a day school. When asked on CBC, Barry Kennedy, a former Marival School resident, estimated that this new discovery was only the tip of the iceberg.

“We started our ground penetrating radar work on June 2, and as of yesterday, we have discovered 751 unknown graves.”Leader Cadmus Delorme announced at a press conference, after this new discovery, the second in less than a month, after the discovery of Kamloops.

“This is not a mass grave, it is uncharted graves”Added checked it ‘Some have been identified in the past’ But representatives of the Catholic Church removed the paintings, criminal act in canada, according to him.

150,000 American Indian children in 139 of these boarding schools

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who told him “Penalty”, Thursday, in a statement, estimated Canada “Learn from [son] the past and moving forward on the common path of reconciliation”.

For his part, Saskatchewan Aboriginal Federation leader Bobby Cameron denounced, “Crime against humanity, aggression against first nations”. “The only crime we committed was to be born of aborigines.”He said at the same press conference, calling on the government and the church to cooperate. “We’ll find more bodies, and we won’t stop until we find all the children.”, he added.

Until the 1990s, about 150,000 Native American, Métis, and Inuit children were forcibly recruited into 139 of these boarding schools across the country, where they were cut off from their families, language, and culture. Many of them were sexually abused or abused, and more than 4,000 of them died, according to the investigative committee that found “Cultural genocide” form Canada.

Following the discovery of the children’s remains at Kamloops Residential School, excavations were conducted around many of these former schools across Canada, with the help of government authorities.

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