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By Rob Gillies
Associated Press 

Canada says it will not hide from truth of residential school deaths

 

Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP

Women from the Sto:lo Nation help carry a canoe after a ceremony to lead their late ancestors from an unmarked, undocumented burial site back to their home, outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, in Kamloops, British Columbia, on Monday. The remains of 215 children have been discovered buried near the former school.

TORONTO - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday it's not an isolated incident that more than 200 children were found buried at a former residential school in British Columbia.

Trudeau's comments come as Indigenous leaders are calling for an examination of every former residential school site - institutions that held children taken from families across the nation.

Chief Rosanne Casimir of the Tk'emlups te Secwepemc First Nation in British Columbia said the remains of 215 children, some as young as 3 years old, were confirmed this month with the help of ground-penetrating radar. She descr...



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