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Commission releases interim report into unmarked graves at residential schools

Commission releases interim report into unmarked graves at residential schools

Mar 21, 2024 | 11:35am
An interim report from an international group hired to provide advice on identifying and locating the unmarked graves of children who attended residential schools says Canada should continue funding searches beyond 2025. The report from the International Commission on Missing Persons, based in The Hague, covers the work it has done so far and suggests […]

Radar shows 2,000 areas of interest at former residential school site in Saskatchewan

Jan 13, 2023 | 8:41am

A First Nation in Saskatchewan says ground-penetrating radar has discovered more than 2,000 areas of interest and a child’s bone was separately found at the site of one of the longest-running residential schools in the country. Star Blanket Cree Nation Chief Michael Starr said Thursday it shows the harsh truth of what happened within the walls of […]

Star Blanket Cree Nation Updates Search of Residential School Grounds

Jan 12, 2023 | 10:27am

A major announcement of discovery is coming later this morning from the site of the former Qu’Appelle Indian Residential School site. The Star Blanket Cree Nation, Chief Michael Starr and council members will be making the announcement. A year’s worth of ground penetrating radar searches have been taking place at the site. This could be […]

Pope sorry for forced assimilation of Indigenous people

Jul 25, 2022 | 1:20pm

Pope Francis says he is sorry for the Roman Catholic Church’s role in the cultural destruction and forced assimilation of Indigenous people, which culminated in residential schools. Tears streamed down the faces of elders and survivors as Francis apologized Monday in Maskwacis, Alta., south of Edmonton, after visiting the site of the former Ermineskin Indian Residential […]