Sunday, June 20

“How many more children are buried?”: The commotion in Canada after the discovery of the bodies of 215 children from a boarding school


  • Holly Honderich
  • BBC News, Washington

A woman cries in front of a vigil in Canada

Image source, Getty Images

The discovery last week of the remains of at least 215 indigenous children, students of Canada’s largest boarding school, has sparked outrage across the country, demanding more searches for nameless graves. This is what we know so far.

The ad featured a small sample of an ongoing investigation by the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc tribe into the deaths of boarding school students.

These government-run colleges were part of the policy to achieve assimilate indigenous children and destroy native cultures and languages.

What do we know about the first findings?

Last week, the chief of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc tribe, Rosanne Casimir, announced that the remains of 215 children near the city of Kamloops in southern British Columbia.


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