Kamloops residential school survivor says aunt may have been buried at the former school – CBC

Aug 18, 2021

Mary Percival said she was warned away from the apple orchard at the Kamloops residential school

As a young girl at the Kamloops Indian Residential School, Mary Percival was told to stay away from the nearby apple orchard, she says.

Students would whisper to each other that children who died after running away from the school were buried there, Percival said. But still, she played in the orchard with others, often eating apples they would pick there at night.  She left the school almost 50 years ago, but visited the orchard periodically, when she returned to the area.

In May, Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc announced that ground-penetrating radar around that orchard helped find approximately 200 potential unmarked burial sites near the former Kamloops Indian Residential School.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/kamloops-indian-residential-school-survivor-1.6142048

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