Some searches are done, but other residential school sites in the northeast won’t be checked for several years – CBC

Jan 31, 2023

Millions in federal funding for searches in northern Ontario, province wouldn’t provide details of its program

Work is underway to see if there are any unmarked graves at former residential schools in northeastern Ontario.

Some searches are complete, others likely won’t get started for several more years.

But at least one survivor is worried that honouring the missing children is no longer the focus.

Mike Cachagee, who attended three different residential schools in northern Ontario, worries that much of the funding from provincial and federal governments is going to pay administrators rather than honouring missing children.

“It’s a money grab,” said the 83-year-old, who as a young boy went to St. John’s in Chapleau, Shingwauk in Sault Ste. Marie and Horden Hall in Moose Factory.

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