Manitoba First Nation set to excavate area where potential unmarked graves may be

MINEGOZIIBE ANISHINABE -A First Nations community in western Manitoba is preparing to excavate the ground beneath a Catholic church after potential unmarked graves were found in the area using ground-penetrating radar. Minegoziibe Anishinabe, also known as Pine Creek First Nation, plans to unearth the area under the Our Lade of Seven Sorrows Catholic Church beginning on Monday. The community hired a company to search the site of the former Pine Creek Residential School last year, which detected 14 anomalies beneath the church. The excavation is expected to take up to a month. The community says in a release it will be hosting a ceremony before the search is to start and will burn a sacred fire in a safe space next to the excavation site, where the public is welcome…

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