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Canadian Indigenous group says more graves found at new site

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The Associated Press
Created: June 30, 2021 08:12 PM

CRANBROOK, British Columbia (AP) — A First Nations group in British Columbia says a search using ground-penetrating radar has found 182 human remains in unmarked graves at a site close to a former residential school that housed Indigenous children taken from their families.

In a news release, the Lower Kootenay Band said it began using the technology last year to search a site near Cranbrook near the former St. Eugene's Mission School, which was operated by the Catholic Church from 1912 until the early 1970s.

The news follows two other reports of similar massive findings at two other such church-run schools, one of more than 600 unmarked graves in Saskatchewan and another of 215 bodies at a nearby site in British Columbia.

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