Sask. First Nation to reveal details concerning potential unmarked graves – CTV News

Aug. 29, 2023

A Saskatchewan First Nation is expected to reveal more details concerning the discovery of 83 possible unmarked graves, including 12 potential infant grave sites.

English River First Nation started searching the site of the former Beauval Indian Residential School in August 2021, using ground penetrating radar.

In a news release disclosing the findings earlier this month, English River chief Jenny Wolverine said that most of the 83 suspected sites were classified as child-sized or “sub-adult.”

“Further to this, 12 of these unmarked graves average only 2.5 feet in length, which is consistent with the burial of infants, and in line with several witness accounts of infant births and subsequent deaths, by survivors of this school,” Wolverine said in the news release.

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