Search uncovers 171 ‘plausible burials’ near northern Ontario residential school – CTV News

Jan. 18, 2023

Searches for unmarked graves at the site of a former northern Ontario residential school have uncovered 171 “plausible burials,” the Wauzhushk Onigum Nation said Tuesday, with other sites still to be investigated.

Most of them were unmarked, except for five with grave markers, the First Nation said in a news release.

Federal and provincial ministers were expected to meet with the First Nation Tuesday for discussions, including about resources to continue the investigation.

“Both Canada and Ontario have continued to express their commitment to reconciliation, to the truth, and to healing of our communities,” Chief Chris Skead said in the release.

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