Editorial: Open the files on residential school deaths – Times Colonist

Editorial: Open the files on residential school deaths – Times Colonist

by ahnationtalk on June 11, 202137 Views

June 11, 2021

The discovery of unmarked graves at the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School has shocked the nation. The graves, confirmed with ground-penetrating radar, appear to be the resting place of 215 children, some as young as three years old.

The facility, opened in 1890, was originally operated by the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, an order of the Catholic Church. It was taken over by the federal government in 1969, and closed in 1978.

The discovery of unmarked graves at the Kamloops school magnifies the fear, long held by the Aboriginal community, that there are many other such graves at residential school sites across the country.

Efforts are underway to search those sites, and we can only await with anticipatory dread what these investigations may reveal.

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