Hundreds of unmarked graves found near former residential school in Saskatchewan

More unmarked graves have been discovered near a residential school – this time in Saskatchewan

Reports say there could be as many as three times the number of bodies (215) recently discovered near Kamloops, British Columbia.

Powerful memorial at The Spirit Catcher in Barrie for the 215 children of former B.C. residential school

Further details of the discovery are expected to be revealed at a new conference this morning.

The Cowessess First Nation enlisted the aid of an underground radar detection team three weeks ago to search grounds near what was the Marieval Indian Residential School, two hours east of Regina.

The school was founded, and operated by the Roman Catholic Church, in 1899. The federal government took over the administration of the school in 1969, followed by the Cowessess First Nation in 1987. The school was closed in 1997.

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