Unmarked graves finding triggered Canada’s year of reckoning over residential schools – Barrie 360

The findings in an old apple orchard would reverberate from British Columbia’s Interior to Ottawa, the Vatican and beyond

May 18th, 2022

Percy Casper, 73, spent 10 years as a child at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia.

He has spent the past year grieving.

A member of the Bonaparte Indian Band near Cache Creek, B.C., Casper said he was deeply distraught when he heard the news last May, when Kukpi7 Rosanne Casimir, Tk’emlups te Secwepemc Nation Chief, announced that a war graves expert using ground-penetrating radar had located 215 suspected unmarked graves at the site of the former school.

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