Less than half of the over $200M requested for burial searches at residential schools funded – CBC

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Less than half of the over $200M requested for burial searches at residential schools funded – CBC

by ahnationtalk on September 29, 202213 Views

Sep 29, 2022

84 of 106 applications to federal fund approved to date

As the second National Day for Truth and Reconciliation approaches, stakeholders say more needs to be done to address barriers communities face in identifying unmarked burials tied to former residential school sites.

The federal government has funded a total of $89.9 million in support to communities and organizations for research, commemoration, and field investigation work.

However, it marks less than half of what’s been requested.

“This is priceless work,” said Kisha Supernant, director of the Institute of Prairie and Indigenous Archeology at the University of Alberta.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/residential-schools-burial-search-funding-requests-1.6598566

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