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UN seeks full probe into deaths of Indigenous students at residential schools

The United Nations Human Rights Office is calling on all levels of Canadian governments to investigate the deaths of Indigenous children at residential schools and to intensify efforts to find those who are missing. A spokeswoman for the human rights office says the detection of what are believed to be 215 bodies of Indigenous childrenContinue reading “UN seeks full probe into deaths of Indigenous students at residential schools”

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Renewed calls for Catholic Church apology after Canada mass grave find

An Indigenous Canadian group announced plans Saturday to identify the remains of 215 children, some as young as three, found buried at the site of a former residential school, per CBC News. The big picture: The discovery of the Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation children’s remains has renewed calls for the Roman Catholic Church to apologize forContinue reading “Renewed calls for Catholic Church apology after Canada mass grave find”

Canada: Remains of 215 children found at former residential school in Kamloops

The remains of 215 children have been found buried on the site of a former residential school in Kamloops. Chief Rosanne Casimir of the Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation says in a news release that the remains were confirmed last weekend with the help of a ground-penetrating radar specialist. Casimir calls the discovery an “unthinkableContinue reading “Canada: Remains of 215 children found at former residential school in Kamloops”