Hundreds of bodies reportedly found at former residential school in Saskatchewan

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Hundreds of bodies have reportedly been found at a former residential school in Saskatchewan, weeks after the remains of at least 215 children were found at the former Kamloops residential schools. (Photo – Sciete Historique De Saint-Boniface)

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) confirmed late on Wednesday that hundreds of unmarked graves have been found at the site of the former Marieval Indian Residential School on Cowessess First Nation.

Without providing further information, the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN), said in a Twitter post “The number of unmarked graves will be the most significantly substantial to date in Canada.”

“That would suggest it exceeds the 215 remains found at former residential school near Kamloops, which prompted grieving,” FSIN added.

This comes as remains of 215 children were earlier found at former Kamloops residential school in British Columbia.

Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Kukpi7 (Chief), Rosanne Casimir, issued a statement late in May, confirming that “With the help of a ground penetrating radar specialist, the stark truth of the preliminary findings came to light – the confirmation of the remains of 215 children who were
students of the Kamloops Indian Residential School.”

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