Another 182 human remains have been found in unmarked graves in Canada — this time at the former St. Eugene’s Mission Residential School in British Columbia (B.C.), according to reports Wednesday.
It is the third former Indian residential school operated by the Catholic Church that has reported unmarked graves in recent weeks.
The school opened in 1912 and closed in 1970.
First Nations children between 7 and 15 years old were taken from their families and forced to attend St. Eugene’s, near Cranbrook.
As with the Kamloops, B.C. school and the one in Saskatchewan on the Cowessess First Nation Reserve, ground-penetrating radar was used to locate the unmarked graves of children belonging to the Krunaxa and other nearby First Nations bands.
Bob Chamberlin, former vice president of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, said more horrors await as other former residential schools are checked.
“I believe we are at the very tip of the iceberg,” he said in a television interview.
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