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‘Cuts to boarding school searches reflect disturbing denial,’ says headmaster

Officials with Indigenous Services Canada on Thursday told organizations and community leaders responsible for the search for missing children and unmarked burials at boarding school sites that their funding has been capped at $500,000 per year. That ceiling is significantly lower than previous operating budgets and much lower than what organizations estimate is needed to continue work. David Monias, Chief …

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First Nation in Northern Manitoba reports 187 anomalies found on or near site of former boarding school

WARNING: This story contains details about boarding school experiences. A First Nation community in northern Manitoba reports that ground-penetrating radar has found 150 anomalies at the site of a former boarding school, including what appears to be 59 unmarked graves in a nearby cemetery. The Pimicikamak Cree Nation Chief also says 37 anomalies were found off-site, more than a kilometre …

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First Nation and Catholic Church agree on the truths of residential schools

WARNING: This story contains details of residential school experiences. Tk̓emlúps te Secwépemc and the Vancouver and Kamloops branches of the Catholic Church have released details of a signed document agreeing to a historical record recognizing the damage caused by residential schools and the role the Catholic Church played. On Easter Sunday, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver, the Diocese of …

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