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Wed Jun 23, 2021, 08:05 PM

They've found hundreds of un marked graves at a former indigenous

residential school in Saskatchewan. This is different than the Kamloops, B.C. unmarked graves found a few weeks ago. This is so bad. News conference tomorrow.

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Reply They've found hundreds of un marked graves at a former indigenous (Original post)
applegrove Jun 2021 OP
Dawson Leery Jun 2021 #1
applegrove Jun 2021 #3
Spazito Jun 2021 #2
Sneederbunk Jun 2021 #4
applegrove Jun 2021 #5
Sneederbunk Jun 2021 #6
applegrove Jun 2021 #7

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 08:17 PM

1. The babies of Taum (Ireland) were starved to death

as the putrid animal nuns that ran the homes did not believe "illegitimate" children deserved to live.

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Response to Dawson Leery (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 08:26 PM

3. Oh man. What cruelty. I think it was TB at the residential schools. TB

that meant those kids should not have been in large groups. If they had not been kidnapped they would have stayed in relatively isolated places and not on top of each other mixing a cesspool of bacteria and viruses. I'm sure some kids died of being heartbroken. And neglect. And running away in winter. And i don't want to think about what else.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 08:24 PM

2. Sask. First Nation announces hundreds of unmarked graves found at former residential school site

The Cowessess First Nation says it has discovered hundreds of unmarked graves at the site of the former Marieval Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan.

A news release Wednesday from Cowessess and the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous First Nations (FSIN), which represents Saskatchewan's First Nations, did not give a specific number but said it will be the most found to date in Canada.

Cowessess Chief Cadmus Delorme and FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron are scheduled to hold a news conference Thursday morning to provide more details of the findings.

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Earlier this month Cowessess started using ground-penetrating radar to locate unmarked graves.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/cowessess-graves-unmarked-residential-school-marieval-1.6077797

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 09:39 PM

4. Have they determined the causes of death?

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Response to Sneederbunk (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 09:44 PM

5. Authorities are not speculating. I should not be either but i heard someone

talk about tb in a historical report (they have done a walking tour of the national cemetery in ottawa that highlights those public employees who were either good or bad to the indigenous as part of the Truth and Reconcilliation process and someone who was considered an advocate complained about TB and how dangerous residential schools were in that regard back at the start of the 20th Century). That is all i know.

Here is an outake from the CBC story about the Beechwood Cemetery;

"There lay Dr. Peter Henderson Bryce, who, in a 1907 report to his bosses at the Department of Indian Affairs, warned of atrocious health conditions at residential schools in Western Canada, where the mortality rate among the Indigenous children was shockingly high, largely due to tuberculosis."

Here is the link:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/beechwood-cemetery-ottawa-reconciling-history-tour-1.6060442

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Response to applegrove (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 09:55 PM

6. Thank you.

I see that as in B.C. the school was run by the Catholic Church until 1969. Hope there was no malnutrition or physical mistreatment.

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Response to Sneederbunk (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 09:58 PM

7. I know. I don't want the families to be even more shocked or traumatized. I don't want

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that. I feel sick to my stomach enough.

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