A First Nations group in British Columbia says a search using ground-penetrating radar has found 182 human remains in unmarked graves at a site close to a former residential school that housed Indigenous children taken from their families
An Indigenous group in the Canadian province of British Columbia said Wednesday a search using ground-penetrating radar has found 182 human remains in unmarked graves at a site close to a former residential school that housed Indigenous children taken from their families.
It follows two other reports of similar massive findings at two other such church-run schools, one of more than 600 unmarked graves and another of 215 体.
The Lower Kootenay Band said in a news release it began using the technology last year to search a site near the city of Cranbrook that is close to the former St. Eugene’s Mission School, which was operated by the Roman Catholic Church から 1912 until the early 1970s. It said the search found the remains in unmarked graves, some about 3 足 (a meter) deep.
The release said it’s believed the remains are those of people from the bands of the Ktunaxa nation, which includes the Lower Kootenay Band, aqam and other neighboring First Nation communities.
The Lower Kootenay band says it is in the early stages of receiving information from the reports on what has been found, and it is asking for the public to respect its privacy.
先週, Chief Cadmus Delorme of the Cowessess First Nation said ground-penetrating radar had registered 751 ’’hits,″ indicating at least 600 bodies were buried at the Marieval Indian Residential School, which operated from 1899 に 1997 where the Cowessess First Nation is now located. The gravesite is believed to hold the bodies of children and adults, and even people from outside the community who attended church there.
A few weeks before that, what are believed to be the remains of 215 children were found at another former residential school in Kamloops, 紀元前.
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops said 教皇フランシスコ has agreed to meet in December with Indigenous survivors of Canada’s notorious residential schools to apologize for the Catholic Church’s role in the abuse and deaths.
Francis had invited the delegations to the Vatican and would meet separately with three groups — First Nations, Metis and Inuit — during their Dec. 17-20 visit. The pope will then preside over a final audience with all three groups Dec. 20, the conference said in a statement Tuesday.
The Vatican didn’t confirm the visit Wednesday, but the Holy See’s in-house news portal reported on the bishops’ statement. The Canadian bishops said the trip was contingent on the pandemic and that the delegations would include survivors of the residential schools, Indigenous elders and youths, as well as Indigenous leaders and Canadian bishops.
19世紀から1970年代まで, より多い 150,000 先住民族の子供たちは、カナダ社会に同化するために、国が資金提供するクリスチャン寄宿学校に通うことを余儀なくされました。. 何千人もの子供たちが病気やその他の原因でそこで亡くなりました, 多くの人が家族に戻らなかった.
のほぼ4分の3 130 住宅学校はローマカトリックの宣教師会衆によって運営されていました, 長老派教会によって運営されている他の人々と, Anglican and the United Church of カナダ 今日は国内で最大のプロテスタント宗派です.
The government formally apologized for the policy and abuses in 2008. 加えて, 長老派教会, Anglican and United churches have apologized for their roles in the abuse.
教皇の謝罪は 94 カナダ真実和解委員会からの勧告, but the Canadian bishops conference said in 2018 教皇が個人的に住宅学校について謝罪することができなかったこと.
Former Pope Benedict XVI met with some former students and victims in 2009 and told them of his “personal anguish” over their suffering.
After last month’s discovery, Pope Francis expressed his pain and pressed religious and political authorities to shed light on “this sad affair,” but didn’t offer an apology.