83 areas of interest located during search for unmarked graves at residential school

By Kelly Geraldine Malone THE CANADIAN PRESS BEAUVAL, Sask.- Eighty-three areas of interest have been found using ground-penetrating radar during a search for possible unmarked graves at a former residential school in northern Saskatchewan. English River First Nation Chief Jenny Wolverine said in a news release that many of the sites located at the Beauval Indian Residential School were labelled as “child-sized” or “subadult.” Twelve were a size consistent with the burial of infants, and Wolverine said that is in line with several survivor stories about babies being born and dying at the school. The First Nation began searching the site two years ago. Now that possible unmarked graves have been found, a special council of community members, elders and survivors are providing guidance on the next steps. Additional sites…

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