At least 17 suspicious, unmarked graves have been discovered at a former residential school in British Columbia, Canada.. The CanadianPress reported this, citing the First Nation (a community of Aboriginal peoples) who published the results of research into identified anonymous graves. On the grounds of the Alberni Indian Residential School, Vancouver IslandIt hosted children from at least 90 communities between 1900 and 1973.
This is not the first time the Alberni Indian Residential School has closed At the center of the scandal over the treatment of Aboriginal children: In March 1995, former dormitory supervisor Arthur Henry Flint was sentenced to 11 years in prison for sexual assaults between 1948 and 1968.
The children in the institution came then Subjected to government-sanctioned “diet experiments” without parental consent. More than 150,000 indigenous children were forced to attend Indian residential schools from the 19th century to the 1970s.
In the past two years, the remains of hundreds of indigenous children have been discovered in CanadaBuried without a name 751 unmarked graves near the former Maryvale Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan.
In April last year, Pope Francis apologized for crimes with the complicity of the Church, and in July he traveled to Canada to meet with representatives of indigenous communities.
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