Over 750 unmarked graves found near former Indigenous school in Canada, group says
The latest revelation comes a month after the remains of 215 children were found buried on the site of what was once Canada’s largest Indigenous residential school.
Hundreds of unmarked graves have been located near a former residential school for Indigenous children in Canada, an Indigenous group announced Thursday. The finding follows the discovery last month of human remains at a similar site — prompting a national reckoning of a shameful chapter in Canadian history.
A preliminary investigation by Cowessess First Nation, whose lands are located in the Saskatchewan province, led to an estimated 751 unmarked graves at a cemetery near the former Marieval Indian Residential School, Cowessess Chief Cadmus Delorme said at a virtual news conference. Radar scanning was used in the area as part of the investigation this month.
According to Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which published a report that found the country’s residential school system amounted to cultural genocide, a cemetery was left on the Marieval site after the school building was demolished.
“We didn’t remove the headstones,” Delorme said. “Removing headstones is a crime in this country. We are treating this like a crime scene.”
The latest revelation comes a month after the remains of 215 children, some as young as 3, were found buried on the site of what was once Canada’s largest Indigenous residential school near Kamloops, British Columbia.
The Unholy Roman Catholic Church has raped, tortured and terrorized, beat and brutalized, and outright murdered hundreds of thousands of children throughout the world. In the case of the Irish Industrial Schools, the sick and twisted sisters who ran the Taum Co Galway school thought to fucking little of the dead bodies of infants and children who died there? They fucking threw them away like trash in a fucking septic tank.