A First Nation in Canada says it has discovered 93 potential grave sites on the grounds of a former residential school. The chief and council of Williams Lake First Nation said that a preliminary search of St Joseph’s Mission Residential School had revealed “potential human burials” in a small portion of the school’s sprawling grounds.
In May, Canadians were shocked at the discovery of the remains of 215 children at the site of a former school in British Columbia. The bodies belonged to Indigenous children, some believed to be as young as three years old, who went through Canada’s state-sponsored “residential school” system.
Those who were forced to attend the McKay or Guy Hill residential schools, or have knowledge based on relatives who went, will help map out which particular areas around the two sites to search — and how much land needs to be covered, he said.
Opaskwayak Cree Nation prepares to search 2 former residential school sites for unmarked graves | CBC News
On a northern Manitoba First Nation not far from the Saskatchewan border, a community is taking the first steps to prepare to search two nearby former residential school sites for unmarked graves.
Leaders confirm search efforts following discovery of 200 potential unmarked graves near Kamloops school
It is the early days of the investigation, but ‘Namgis Chief Councillor Don Svanvik says he expects to find the worst at St. Michael’s Indian Residential School. In July, ‘Namgis First Nation Council announced it was seeking an expert to help with a search for unmarked burial grounds around the site of the residential school in Alert Bay, B.C., on Vancouver Island, that operated from 1894 to 1974.
As Indigenous community members and archaeologists continue to discover unmarked graves of Indigenous children at the sites of Canadian residential schools, the United States is reckoning with its own history of off-reservation boarding schools. In July 2021, nine Sicangu Lakota students who died at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania were disinterred and returned to their homelands at Whetstone Bay in South Dakota.
The first book of a three-book deal will focus on the legacy of Canada’s residential school system.
Ojibway journalist and author Tanya Talaga writing three nonfiction books, the first to be published in 2023 | CBC Books
Ojibway journalist and author Tanya Talaga writing three nonfiction books, the first to be published in 2023 | CBC Books Loaded Books The first book, which has yet to be named, will focus on residential schools and explore why the discovery of the unmarked graves has finally resonated with Canadians and the world.
Ku Stevens, Yerington Paiute Tribe, is 17, and a runner. His great grandfather Frank Quinn attended the Stewart Indian School in 1913. Quinn ran away three times.
When news broke of the mass graves found in Canada at residential schools earlier this year, one young cross country runner in Nevada thought of his own family. Ku Stevens, Yerington Paiute Tribe, is 17, and a runner. His great grandfather Frank Quinn attended the Stewart Indian School in 1913.
When it comes to residential schools, the U.S. and Canada share a disturbing history. In fact, their assimilation systems were developed in tandem. Now some Americans, disturbed by news from Canada of unmarked burial sites, have launched a probe into the legacy of schools in their country.
The United Kingdom is facing growing calls to re-examine the troubling legacy of its colonial history in Canada after the discovery of more than 1,000 unmarked graves at former residential schools for Indigenous children.
A First Nations community in western Canada has discovered the remains of nearly 200 people on the grounds of a former residential school, adding to the growing tally of unmarked graves across the country. The Lower Kootenay Band said on Wednesday that ground-penetrating radar had revealed 182 human remains at St Eugene’s Mission residential school, near the city of Cranbrook, British Columbia.
Instead of raising a red and white flag on Canada Day, thousands of people marched through downtown London in honour of residential school victims and survivors. Calvi Leon * Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Instead of raising a red-and-white flag on Canada Day, thousands marched through downtown London in honour of residential-school victims and survivors.
Pushed out and silenced: How one doctor was punished for speaking out about residential schools | CBC Radio
Cindy Blackstock was searching for allies in the history books. She was hoping to find someone who spoke out about residential schools, about the high death rate of students, the maltreatment of Indigenous children, and the inequalities. While reading A National Crime by historian John Milloy, Blackstock came across the work of Dr. Peter Henderson Bryce.
St. Ann’s Church in Hedley and the Lower Similkameen Indian Band church were destroyed by fire at about 4 a.m. Saturday. Two more Catholic churches on Indigenous land in B.C.’s Interior burned to the ground early Saturday morning.
From residential school survivor to master sk8er, strength and resilience
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced Tuesday that she is launching the Federal Indian Boarding School Truth Initiative, a first-of-its-kind comprehensive review of the “devastating history” of the U.S. government’s policy of forcing Native American children into boarding schools for assimilation into white culture.
More sorrow and trauma for indigenous people.
A First Nation in Canada’s Saskatchewan province is treating a now-defunct residential school as a “crime scene” following the discovery of 751 unmarked graves just weeks after a similar discovery in British Columbia prompted a fresh reckoning over the country’s colonial past.