December 6, 2023

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Residential schools: The remains of 215 children were found in British Columbia

Residential schools: The remains of 215 children were found in British Columbia

Tk’emlups te Secwépemc Rosan Casimir, chief of First Nation, said in a statement on Thursday that the nature of the remains had been confirmed last weekend with the help of a penetrating radar specialist.

Mrs. Casimir called this discovery K irreparable damage was discussed but was never enrolled in Comeloops Indian Residential School.

Although working as an archivist from a local museum, she did not make it clear that the deaths were documented Royal British Columbia Museum To see if there are any records of deaths.

She found that some of the children were only three years old.

The school was once the largest residential school system in Canada.

With up to 500 students enrolled and attending at any given time, depending on the size of the school, we understand that this certified loss will affect the First Nations communities in British Columbia and beyond.Ms. Casimir said in a statement.

The work of locating the site was spearheaded by the First Nations Language and Culture Department, along with customs keepers, to ensure that the work followed cultural protocols.

Tk’emlups community leaders Recognize that they have a responsibility to care for these lost children, Said Ms Casimir.

She said in the statement that access to the latest technology would allow real counting of missing children and give some peace to those lost lives.

She said the works were sanctioned by the regional government.

Ms. Casimir said the band officials inform community members and surrounding communities that children attend school.

This is just the beginning, but given the nature of the news, we think it’s important to share it immediately, She says.

The First Nations Health Authority said the children had been foundVery painful And she stated on a website Tk’emlúps has a significant impact on the community and the communities that this boarding school offers.

Health Authority CEO Richard Jack pointed out that the situation is likely to affect First Nations people in British Columbia and across the country.

The existence of this situation is unfortunately not surprising and explains the ongoing harmful and lasting effects on the residential school system First Nations members, their families and their communities., Jack wrote in an article published online.

Kamloops School was in operation between 1890 and 1969. The Catholic Church was founded by the federal government, and remained a one-day school until its closure in 1978.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission released its final report on residential schools five years ago. The nearly 4,000-page document describes the serious abuse of indigenous children in institutions, where at least 3,200 children have died as a result of abuse and neglect.

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