Chief says excavation of Manitoba church basement found no evidence of human remains

 By Kelly Geraldine Malone in Saskatoon MINEGOZIIBE ANISHINABE- No evidence of human remains has been found during the excavation of a Catholic church basement on the site of a former Manitoba residential school. Chief Derek Nepinak of Minegoziibe Anishinabe shared the results of the four-week excavation in a social media video Friday. He said the outcome takes “nothing away from the difficult truths experienced by our families who attended the residential school in Pine Creek.” Fourteen anomalies were detected using ground-penetrating radar in the basement of the church on the site of the former Pine Creek Residential School last year. Survivors had spoken about “horror stories” in the basement. The First Nation, northwest of Winnipeg, hired an archeological team from the University of Brandon to do the excavation earlier this…

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