Stephanie Scott shed tears with her daughter and five-year-old grandchild when remains of what are believed to be more than 200 children were found on the former site of the Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia.
“It really hurt us,” says Scott. “There is no denying the truth that the residential school system was responsible for the death of thousands of childrenThe province on Monday reported a record COVID-19 patients in ICUs..“
Scott is the executive director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation in Winnipeg. It has confirmed the names of 4,117 children who died at residential schools across the countryMore than a quarter of Canadians.
That’s an underestimation of the actual deathsSadler told council that there is a more local consideration., she says. Unresearched records from churches and governments and unmarked graves probably hold the names of many more children who never made it home.