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Search more school grounds, says Aamjiwnaang chief – The Sarnia Journal

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 202119 Views

June 18, 2021

The chief of the Aamjiwnaang First Nation says the federal government needs to begin searching for human remains on the grounds of all former residential schools.

Chris Plain said ground-penetrating radar should be used “to determine if these numbers are accurate, or whether there are any additional unrecorded burials on these grounds.”

The band knows of at least seven Aamjiwnaang children buried at a former residential school in Sault Ste. Marie, he said.
Ontario’s Indigenous Affairs Minister said last week the province knows of 426 children who died at residential schools and were buried in at least a dozen sites.

“The actual amount I was not aware of, as Aamjiwnaang students were taken primarily to four residential schools in Ontario,” Chief Plain said.

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