Suspected Graves at Canada’s Indigenous Schools Prompt Search for Answers

TK’EMLÚPS TE SECWÉPEMC, British Columbia — A year after evidence of graves was found in an orchard next to a former boarding school for Indigenous children, Canada is still grappling with the legacy of forced assimilation, while indigenous families continue to search for answers.

The discovery of suspected graves by ground-penetrating radar in this indigenous community of western Canada in May 2021 has sparked outrage and grief across Canada. It also renewed efforts to find the grounds of other former boarding schools. In the past year alone, indigenous communities have released information about more than 1,000 possibly unmarked graves at or near school sites.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/suspected-graves-at-canadas-indigenous-schools-prompt-search-for-answers-11653298202 Suspected Graves at Canada’s Indigenous Schools Prompt Search for Answers

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