ROME, FEBRUARY 22 – Efforts continue to shed light on the scandal surrounding abuses and suspicious deaths in boarding schools for indigenous people in Canada. At least 17 suspicious unmarked graves have been found in a former residential school in British Columbia. This was reported by the Canadianpress quoting a First Nation (a community of indigenous people) which published the results of a research on the anonymous graves identified on the grounds of the Alberni Indian Residential School, on Vancouver Island. Yet another episode of a trail of horror that in two years has seen the discovery of the remains of hundreds of native children, buried without even a name, and which brings to mind the discovery in June 2021 of 751 anonymous graves near the former Marieval Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan. The Tseshaht, the name of the First Nation who worked 18 months to find graves in the former school, also said interviews with survivors and historical documents show that 67 students died while at the school. Children from at least 90 communities covering more than 70 First Nations attended this institution when it operated from 1900 to 1973. (ANSA).



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