Framework on unmarked graves, recovery of missing children must be seen through lens of reparations

 By Shari Narine  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter An interim report from the office of the independent special interlocutor into missing children, unmarked graves and burial sites associated with Indian residential schools was released at Cowessess First Nation in Saskatchewan June 16. Interlocutor Kimberly Murray report in Sacred Responsibility: Searching for the Missing Children and Unmarked Burials that a multitude of barriers still exist in undertaking the work. “Why is it that we’re still at a state in this country that survivors have to fight for people to listen and appreciate and understand that when we say `there’s burials on these grounds’ (that) there’s burials on these grounds?” said Murray, a member of the Kahnesatake Mohawk Nation. She was appointed in June 2022 by federal Justice Minister David Lametti. Her appointment came…

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