A new and even more grisly discovery in rural Saskatchewan comes not long after 215 unmarked remains of children were found on what used to be a residential school in Kamloops, British Columbia. The site contains more than three times the number of bodies than the school in Kamloops, with a total of 751 being announced.
As investigations are being conducted and planned in various places in the country, this new discovery at the site of the former Marieval Residential School, about two hours drive east of Regina.
According to the National Post, the investigation is being conducted by the Cowessess First Nation, and is ongoing.
"This was a crime against humanity, an assault on First Nations," said Cowessess Chief Cadmus Delorme. "We will not stop until we find all the bodies."
"The pain is real, the pain is there and the pain hasn’t gone away. As we heal, every Cowessess citizen has a family member in that gravesite. To know there’s some unmarked, it continues the pain," commented Chief Delorme.