Indigenous leaders: Police must probe deaths at London-area residential school – North Bay Nugget

Indigenous leaders: Police must probe deaths at London-area residential school – North Bay Nugget

by ahnationtalk on July 22, 202117 Views

Jul 21, 2021

BRANTFORD — Standing in front of the imposing front steps of the Mohawk Institute, Canada’s longest-running residential school, survivor Dawn Hill called on local police to look for the children she says remain missing.

“Many children died at the institute,” Hill said, reading from a letter sent to Six Nations police Chief Darren Montour on behalf of herself and other survivors. “We do not know what happened to them or where they are buried.

“We request the police to investigate the deaths of these children and where they are buried. We need answers and we need to find the children.”

Chief Mark Hill of Six Nations of the Grand River said the survivors’ “official request” is enough to trigger a multi-police force criminal investigation into what happened to 54 children whose death records were filed at the school.

Read More: https://www.nugget.ca/news/local-news/indigenous-leaders-demand-search-for-graves-at-area-residential-school/wcm/eb45a48c-792d-432c-9e13-6ea3900cc2e4

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