Canada’s non-Indigenous led unmarked graves contract has some ‘deeply concerned’ – CityNews

Feb 20, 2023

The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation says there are many issues with a contract Ottawa recently signed with an international group to get advice on investigating unmarked graves.

The centre says it’s deeply concerned with the decision by the government to hire a Netherlands-based organization to launch a quote “extremely sensitive engagement process” on issues surrounding gravesites near former residential schools.

According to a representative for the centre, one of the most notable problems with this plan is that the group isn’t Indigenous led.

Raymond Frogner is the head of archives at the centre and says he’s worried about the timeline of the investigation, which is supposed to take place over the course of less than six months.

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