Canada: Hundreds of graves found at Indigenous boarding school

Cowessess First Nation announced the discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves on the grounds of the former Marieval Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan, Canada.

Chief Cadmus Delorme of the Cowessess First Nation in Saskatchewa said they have likely found 751 unmarked graves. “This is not a mass gravesite. These are unmarked graves,” he said in a news conference on Tuesday.

Chief Bobby Cameron of the Federation of Sovereign Indian Nations said the discovery, coupled with the recent discovery of the remains of more than 200 Indigenous children at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School shows “genocide” committed by Canada.