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More potential Indigenous student burial sites discovered in Canada

 

February 16, 2022



WILLIAMS LAKE, British Columbia (AP) — A First Nation in Canada says a preliminary geophysical investigation has identified 93 possible burial sites around the site of a church-run boarding school.

Chief Willie Sellars of the Williams Lake First Nation said Jan. 25 that excavation would be needed to confirm the presence of human remains and much more work is needed to make final determinations.

From the 19th century until the 1970s, more than 150,000 Indigenous children in Canada were forced to attend state-funded Christian schools as an effort to assimilate them into Canadian society.

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