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B.C. helps fund searches for Indigenous remains
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B.C. helps fund searches for Indigenous remains

VANCOUVER — The B.C. government says it will provide immediate funding to 21 First Nation communities to help with searches for human remains at former residential schools or hospitals. Murray Rankin, the minister of Indigenous relations and reconciliation, said on Tuesday that each community can receive up to $475,000 as it carries out searches, planning,...

First Nation still investigating former residential school site in British Columbia
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First Nation still investigating former residential school site in British Columbia

CHEMAINUS, B.C. — A First Nation community on Vancouver Island says it is continuing its investigations after a newsletter circulating online said it had found more than 160 unmarked and undocumented graves at a former residential school site. In a statement, the Penelakut Tribe says the newsletter wasn’t an “official” news release but was intended...

‘They made us believe we didn’t have souls:’ Marieval residential school survivor
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‘They made us believe we didn’t have souls:’ Marieval residential school survivor

A Cowessess First Nation elder is recalling the abusive and dehumanizing experiences she had while attending a residential school in Saskatchewan as news of the hundreds of unmarked graves found at the site rippled around the world. Florence Sparvier, 80, said Thursday that she spent time at the Marieval Indian Residential School when she was...

Aspects of what Canadian students are taught about Indian residential schools
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Aspects of what Canadian students are taught about Indian residential schools

TORONTO — Aspects of what Canadian students are taught about Indian residential schools in the provinces and territories: Newfoundland: Is looking to explore making the topic of residential schools “more explicit.” The most in-depth examination now occurs in social studies in Grade 7. Higher grades receive some instruction on the topic. Nova Scotia: Students must...