On June 30, local time, the aboriginal tribe of “Lower Kutneband” in Canada confirmed that they had found 182 buried in the former St. Eugene’s boarding school in Cranbrook, British Columbia through ground penetrating radar. Human remains in unmarked tombs. This is the third discovery after aboriginal Canadians found 215 remains and 751 unnamed graves on the sites of two Aboriginal boarding schools in May and June.
Global News Canada quoted tribal sources as saying that some of the remains were buried in shallow graves only three or four feet deep (approximately 0.9-1.2 meters). It is estimated that these dead were from nearby aboriginal communities. Relevant information shows that the school was opened in 1890 and then closed for a while. From 1910 to 1970, it was used as a boarding school. It was funded by the Canadian Federal Government from beginning to end, and was administered by different Catholic churches. It has received thousands of students. Aboriginal children. In 2000, it was reopened as the “St. Eugene Resort”.
According to the report, Canadian law at the time stipulated that all aboriginal people aged 7-15 in the area must be admitted to this boarding school. The History and Dialogue Center of Indian Boarding School stated that the school’s management has always been chaotic, the conditions are poor, and the sanitary conditions are appalling. Epidemics such as mumps, measles, chickenpox, and tuberculosis often occur. About 100 children in “Lower Kutneband” have studied here. Parents in the tribe have long accused their children of being subjected to “cruel and sometimes life-threatening abuse” in school.
In response, Bellegarde, the National Chief of the First Nations Congress of the Canadian Aboriginal Organization, said that the latest findings further confirm the long-term testimony of boarding school survivors, that there are mass graves of aboriginal children in the boarding school that deliberately did not mark the deceased. , The survivors repeatedly talked about it before, but no one paid any attention. He called for a comprehensive “proper investigation” of 139 boarding school sites across the country.
El Salvador’s President Bukley tweeted the news and commented: “The third school? More than 1,000 children’s bodies have been found, and many estimates suggest that there may be more than 10,000. Obviously, what happened in Canada is not a case. , But the systematic extinction of indigenous children.”