In Saskatchewan a First Nation has found 751 unmarked graves on the site of a former residential school.
Cowessess First Nation Chief Cadmus Delorme made the announcement Thursday in a virtual news conference.
Cowessess First Nation is about a two hour drive east of Regina. Chief Delorme revealed details of the “horrific and shocking discovery” near what was once the Marieval Indian Residential School in a press conference.
In a statement, the prime minister said the findings at the Marieval Residential School grounds on Cowessess First Nation are “part of a larger tragedy” and a “shameful reminder of the systemic racism, discrimination, and injustice that Indigenous peoples have faced – and continue to face – in this country.”
If you are a residential school survivor in distress, or have been affected by the residential school system and need help, you can contact the 24-hour Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line: 1-866-925-4419