Sask. First Nation announces hundreds of unmarked graves found at former residential school site | CBC News

WARNING: This story contains details some readers may find distressing. The Cowessess First Nation says it has discovered hundreds of unmarked graves at the site of the former Marieval Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan.  A news release Wednesday from Cowessess and the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous First Nations (FSIN), which represents Saskatchewan’s First Nations, did not give a specific number but said it will be the most found to date in Canada. Cowessess Chief Cadmus Delorme and FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron are scheduled to hold a news conference Thursday morning to provide more details of the findings. The Marieval Indian Residential School operated from 1899 to 1997 in the area where Cowessess is now located, about 140 kilometres east of Regina. The First Nation took over the school’s cemetery from the Catholic Church in the 1970s. Earlier this month Cowessess started using ground-penetrating radar to locate unmarked graves. 

Sask. First Nation announces hundreds of unmarked graves found at former residential school site | CBC News

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