Excavations at 182 anonymous graves at a former boarding school welcoming Aboriginal people in Canada have unearthed excavations, the third such discovery in a month, the Lower Cottenay tribal community said Wednesday. The discovery, near the former St. Eugene boarding school in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada’s western province, follows the discovery of 751 graves in Saskatchewan (western) Marywall last week, leaving 215 school children in the Clops of British Columbia in May.
The community of Lower Cottenay says they conducted research in 2020 and erected these tombs using earth-radars, near this former residential school, which was managed by the Catholic Church on behalf of the Canadian government between 1912 and 1970.
“All tribal children between the ages of 7 and 15 were required by law to attend indigenous boarding schools, where many received cruel and sometimes dangerous treatment.“, Describes the press release.
The new invention updates the trauma experienced by about 150,000 Amerindian, Medis and Inuit children, their families, disconnected from their language and culture, and was forcibly enrolled in 139 residential schools across the country until the 1990s. More than 4,000 children died there, according to a commission of inquiry. “Cultural genocide“From Canada.
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