B.C. helps Williams Lake First Nation buy property at former residential school site

WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C.- A former British Columbia residential school site being investigated as a possible location of unmarked graves has been purchased by the Williams Lake First Nation with the help of the provincial government. Buying the private property will ensure the integrity of the ongoing investigation and allow the First Nation to consider how to honour both the children who disappeared and those who were taken from their families to attend the school, Chief Willie Sellars said Tuesday. “It has long been the goal of Williams Lake First Nation’s current and previous councils to see this property preserved and protected,” Sellars said in a statement. He said the return of the property to the control and stewardship of Indigenous people is an important step to commemorate the history and…

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