That announcement served as a wakeup call, encouraging Canadians to acknowledge the realities of Canada’s Indian residential school system.
According to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, at least 150,000 children were taken and forced to attend these institutions which were created to “kill the Indian in the child.”
Since then, countless First Nations communities across Canada have conducted similar searches, many using ground-penetrating radar, to detect possible burial sites at former residential school grounds, or have announced their intentions to begin their own search.
Global News has created a map using data from the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation to plot out former residential school sites across the country.
The map also indicates whether the grounds have been searched for remains or whether the searches are underway.
Global News will update this map as communities continue to make announcements.
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