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Hundreds of bodies found near another former residential school in Canada

Press TV – June 24, 2021

Hundreds of unmarked graves, many believed to be of children, have been found at the site of another former Church-run residential school in Canada.

The graves are located near the former Marieval Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan, said the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous First Nations (FSIN), which represents 74 nations in the province, in a press release on Wednesday.

The federation did not give a specific number but said, “The number of unmarked graves will be the most significantly substantial to date in Canada.”

Cowessess First Nation Chief Cadmus Delorme is expected to reveal details of the “horrific and shocking discovery” during a press conference on Thursday morning, as well as the latest count of newly-identified remains.

The development comes a month after a mass grave containing the remains of 215 children was discovered at the Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia, which reopened old wounds among the indigenous population in Canada.

At the time, experts warned that the discovery was likely only the beginning.

According to a source with knowledge of the discovery, the total number of graves found near Marieval is expected to be over three times higher than the 215 discovered recently in Kamloops.

The latest findings came after a First Nation teamed up with an underground radar detection team from Saskatchewan Polytechnic to begin the search just over three weeks ago.

Delorme told the Leader-Post in an interview in late May that he did not know how many people’s remains might be discovered. It is estimated that only one third of the graves are marked.

“The pain is real, the pain is there, and the pain hasn’t gone away. As we heal, every Cowessess citizen has a family member in that gravesite. To know there’s some unmarked, it continues the pain,” Delorme said, adding that the goal was to “identify, to mark and to build a monument in honoring and recognizing the bodies that lay (there).”

The Marieval Indian Residential School was founded and operated by the Roman Catholic Church from 1899 to 1997 and was located about 165 kilometers east of Regina. The administration of the school was handed over to the federal government in 1969 and then to the Cowessess First Nation in 1987 before it was closed in 1997.

According to Canada’s National Center for Truth and Reconciliation records, everything but the church, rectory, and cemetery was demolished shortly after.

James Daschuk, a University of Regina health and Indigenous history researcher, applauded Delorme’s decision to pursue these searches despite the “horrific” findings likely to emerge.

“As terrible, and I mean absolutely freaking terrible, as this is, what we’re seeing is the community taking their story back,” Daschuk said in an interview on Wednesday.

“I think this is going to be a pretty important time for healing for the affected communities. But this should also be a serious time for reflection and then action on that reflection for all Canadians,” he added.

Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)’s report in 2015 determined that at least 3,200 Indigenous children died while attending residential schools, and that the general practice was “not to send the bodies of students who died at schools to their home communities.”

Canada’s residential school system forcibly separated more than 150,000 First Nations children from their families between 1831 and 1996. Many of the children separated from their homes by the church’s school system were subjected to abuse, rape, and malnutrition. In 2008, the Canadian government formally apologized.

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3 Comments »

  1. It’s UNFORTUNATE THAT THIS NEWS doesn’t include the fact that the CANADIAN FEDERAL government would’t pay for the return of these children that died to their Home towns.

    AS a CATHOLIC I am concerned that TRUDEAU blames everyone else as usual instead of making an apology on behalf of the FEDERAL GOVERNMEBT that was instrumenal in ceratg this schools .

    TRUDEAU will nerevr take responsibility for anything anywhere anytime. He usses ALL situations to blmae others in ORDER to secure being eleced again.

    YOU shoild include the role of the FEDERAL govenment in all your articled that dela with this sad and revealing information.

    Canadaians everywhere should be ashamed of our GOVERNMENTS role in these poor historical decisions.

    Thank you ,
    c.rodigues

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    Comment by C.Rodrigues | June 24, 2021 | Reply

    • Don’t blame Trudeau. Blame the CHURCH.

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      Comment by brianharryaustralia | June 24, 2021 | Reply

  2. “Hundreds of unmarked graves, many believed to be of children, have been found at the site of another former Church-run residential school in Canada”.

    It is way overdue for the Churches of ALL denominations to be judged on WHAT they do, rather than what they preach. Religion is, by it’s own ‘teachings’ a massive FRAUD, that is completely illogical and utterly unverifiable.
    I’m horrified(as everyone else will be) by what actually happened to these innocent children.

    Here, in Australia, a Cardinal of the Catholic Church(and very close to The Pope himself) was found guilty of Paedophilia in a Criminal Court, he was confirmed as guilty in a Court of appeal, and the matter was reviewed by no less that the Supreme Court of Australia, and he was inexplicably released, free as a bird.

    Churches, and there’s so many new ones all over the World, pay NO TAX anywhere on Earth, are unaccountable for their actions, and even the Popes themselves have a very ‘DARK’ history.(Do a Google Search, The History of the Popes, and prepare to be horrified by what you learn about “GOD’S representatives on Earth”)
    At the very least, they should be TAXED, and ACCOUNTABLE for what happens to children particularly, and anyone generally, as the rest of us are.

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | June 24, 2021 | Reply


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