Ancient Indigneous cemetery now under investigation

By Lisa Iesse Writer An ancient Indigenous cemetery in Long Point considered the “first true cemetery in Ontario,” is currently part of a burial site investigation. But provincial officials would not comment on why the site is under investigation. Dakota Moniz, interim director of communications and legislative affairs, with the Ministry of Citizenship and Multiculturalism (MCM) told Turtle Island News April 19th the ” Port Royal site, also referred to as the “Bruce Boyd” site” is currently part of a “burial site investigation (BSI).” MCM did not respond to questions about when and how the burial site investigation began. Archaeologists reported that many First Nations people were buried at the ancient cemetery across different time periods going back about 10,000 years. One known grave held both an elder and a child,…

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