Searching for residential school graves in Onion Lake, Sask., ‘opening up old wounds,’ survivor says – CBC

Aug 03, 2021

Ground-penetrating radar work planned at Anglican, Catholic residential school sites

In 1923, a young boy named Edward B. wrote his parents about what it was like being a student at the St. Barnabas Indian Residential School in Onion Lake, Sask.

“I am always hungry,” he shared in a letter quoted many decades later in the 2015 findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC). “We only get two slices of bread and one plate porridge. Seven children ran away because [they] are hungry.”

St. Barnabas burned to the ground in 1943. Another residential school, St. Anthony’s, operated in Onion Lake until 1974.

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