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First Nation works with SMU anthropologist to search site of former Shubenacadie Residential School – Global News

by ahnationtalk on June 4, 2021271 Views

June 4, 2021

The Sipekne’katik First Nation is working with Saint Mary’s University’s anthropology department to search the site of the former Shubenacadie Residential School for evidence after the bodies of 215 children were found at a former residential school site in Kamloops, B.C.

“This has been top of mind for Sipekne’katik for many years and the tragic discovery in Kamloops brings a renewed sense of urgency to our work,” said Chief Mike Sack in a release.

At least 4,100 children have died while attending residential schools in Canada. Experts have said the horrific discovery in Kamloops is the “tip of the iceberg” and there could be more burial sites at other former residential schools. The last residential school in Canada closed in 1996.

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