In Ottawa, the chief community chief reported, Ontario First Nation Community’s local police force is launching a criminal investigation where more or less 200 indigenous students were found dead at the state-run former boarding school. Reopening wounds on the country’s forever mistreatment of indigenous citizens.
Mark Hill, chief of Six Nations of the Grand River said, “The Six Nations Police Service informed him that it plans to investigate incidents of abuse and deaths of students, after a request last week from a group of survivors who attended the school when they were children.”
Chief Hill comments, “The survivors wanted to get the police involved to ensure that evidence is preserved and records about the school, which operated from 1832 to 1970, can be obtained quickly.” He further added, “We really wanted to protect things on the front end. We didn’t want to risk the potential compromise of any evidence.”
The investigation was initiated recently when hundreds of unmarked graves were found in the former boarding school in Western Canada. Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc, the community near Kamloops, British Columbia had identified 215 unmarked graves near the Kamloops Indian Residential School. After gathering information from three other communities the total number of unmarked graves adds up to 1000 now.
Bottom Line: In Western Canada, Ontario Boarding School records a surge in the number of unmarked graves in recent months. Police investigate the student deaths to find more.