More than 750 anonymousι graves were discovered during excavations at a former boarding school for indigenous children in Saskatchewan, in western Canada. The news was announced by the leader of the Canadian Indigenous Cowessess team.
“We started our search with the help of a geo-locator on June 2, 2021 and yesterday we identified 751 graves without insignia,” Cadmus Delorm announced during a press conference. after this new discovery, in the community of Marieval, the second in less than a month in the western part of the country.
“This is not a common ditch, these are tombs that have not been identified.” supplemented, clarifying that “Some have been identified in the past, but representatives of the Catholic Church have removed the tombstones”, a “criminal act in Canada”, according to her.
Excavations around this old Marieval school began in late May, after the discovery of the remains of 215 students who were buried in another old boarding school for Indigenous children, that of Kamloops, in British Columbia, the westernmost province of Canada.
For his part, the head of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations of Saskatchewan, Bobby Cameron, according to the APE-MPE complained “A crime against humanity, an attack on Indigenous Canada.”
“The only crime we have ever committed is that we were born indigenous,” he said during the same press conference, calling on the government and the Church to work together. He added: “We will find more bodies and we will not stop until we have found all our children.”