It’s not going to be an easy task’: Former residential school sites at Piikani Nation being investigated – CBC

Aug 20, 2021

Investigation set to begin later this month

The Piikani First Nation in southern Alberta will begin looking for evidence of unmarked graves belonging to residential school attendees.

The nation will be leading the work, and has appointed a group of eight to oversee the probe led by Carolyn Small Legs.

“It’s not going to be an easy task,” said Small Legs. “We are unsure of what we are going to find.”

The Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement has identified 139 residential schools across Canada — 25 of which were in Alberta.

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