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93 Unmarked Graves Found at Residential School That Targeted Indigenous Children

The investigation also uncovered testimonies of brutal treatment, including starvation and sexual assault, that non-Indigenous authorities repeatedly ignored.

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The investigation also uncovered testimonies of brutal treatment, including starvation and sexual assault, that non-Indigenous authorities repeatedly ignored.

Summary

  • Cariboo Indian Residential School, also known as St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School, at Williams Lake in 1949.
  • It was run in part by the same Catholic order that ran the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, where about 200 unmarked graves were detected in May 2021.
  • Last May, Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc confirmed hundreds of unmarked graves at the Catholic-run Kamloops Indian Residential School grounds.
  • So far, more than 4,000 unmarked graves have been confirmed and experts expect the figure to climb to at least 10,000.
  • Anyone experiencing distress or pain as a result of residential schools can call the Indian Residential School Survivors Society Crisis Line (1-800-721-0066).