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CBC: Sask. First Nation announces discovery of 751 unmarked graves near former residential school

WARNING: This story contains distressing details. 


The Cowessess First Nation announced a preliminary finding Thursday of 751 unmarked graves at a cemetery near the former Marieval Indian Residential School. The Marieval Indian Residential School operated from 1899 to 1997 in the area where Cowessess is now located, about 140 kilometres east of Regina. Children from First Nations in southeast Saskatchewan and southwestern Manitoba were sent to the school. The First Nation took over the school\’s cemetery from the Catholic Church in the 1970s. more…

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