Have some respect’: International involvement in residential school burial work not wanted, needed – Windspeaker.com

by ahnationtalk on June 6, 202398 Views

June 6th, 2023

“I think what was really quite offensive to a lot of people across the country is this suggestion that we somehow needed international oversight to do the work…” — Dr. Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux

The National Advisory Committee on Missing Children and Unmarked Burials will not participate in an internationally-led engagement process for DNA collection, which has been approved and funded by the federal government.

In a statement issued last week, the advisory committee said concerns it had previously raised with the federal government about a technical arrangement with The Hague-based organization International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) still hold true.

“We remain deeply concerned that such an important and sensitive process has been entrusted to a non-Indigenous organization with no prior history of working with residential school survivors,” the advisory committee stated.

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