Our hearts are heavy to hear the news from Saskatchewan locating more Indigenous children’s burials associated with a Residential School. We send our deepest condolences to Cowessess First Nation, the survivors who attended this school, and the families whose children never returned home. We grieve with you.
These recent findings are not isolated cases; similar erasures have occurred across Canada, including right here in Manitoba. The Manitoba Museum is committed to educating visitors about Residential Schools, while calling upon all levels of government to protect these graves, and implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC’s) Calls to Action, particularly Calls 71 through 76 (Missing Children and Burial Information) which include letting the families of the children decide on how best to commemorate their lives.