Blood Tribe looking to identify children who went missing from residential schools

BY ALEXANDRA NOAD LOCAL JOURNALISM INITIATIVE REPORTER The Blood Tribe is asking for assistance from residential school survivors as it embarks on an endeavour to identify children who may have gone missing or died while attending residential school on the reserve as well as at two off-reserve locations. The Blood Tribe says they are collecting information from tribe children who were taken to St. Mary’s Residential School, St. Paul’s Residential School, St. Joseph’s Industrial School and St. Dunstan’s Industrial School. They will record testimonials to not only identify the missing children, but also support ground search efforts for any unmarked burials. The IRS Missing Children and Burial Sites Projects has four components: Archival Research, Community Research, Site Work and Commemoration. The Blood Tribe will host community meetings to provide more…

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