If you make a list of beautiful nations, you need to include Canada. However, there are certain things that make things quite dynamic. Recently, one of the indigenous communities in Canada announced that almost 182 people have been found in graves that are unmarked. These bodies have been found near an indigenous residential school. It is located in British Columbia that is one of the provinces in Canada.
The name of the community is Aq’am community. It is an inextricable part of the Ktunaxa Nation. If we talk about the location, it is located close to Cranbook. They basically used special ground-penetrating radar in order to find the bodies.
It was the Catholic Church that used to operate this school since 1912. However, the operation was stopped in early 1970. After that, the building was turned into a casino and resort. Moreover, you will see a golf course that is adjacent to this building.
The Band of Ktunaxa Nation gave a statement. According to them, these 182 bodies that were found in unmarked graves were members of the Bands of Ktunaxa Nation. It belongs to the dynamic community of Aq’am. This is one of the neighboring first-nations communities.
According to the Band, more than 100 people are forced to join the school. There are some other findings that have a close connection with this event. Yes, almost 215 bodies had been discovered near the Kamloops Indian Residential School. This is also located in British Columbia. Apart from this, almost 751 bodies are found in unmarked graves near Marieval Indian Residential School. This is located in Saskatchewan.
Before making any kind of announcement of this discovery, the leadership of the community met the residential survivors in order to get support from them.
Another report said that almost 150,000 children from the indigenous community joined the residential schools. The shocking fact is that those schools had a bad reputation. Menial labor, unhealthy food, and poor sanitation are some characteristics of those residential schools. Students who used to communicate in their native language were given harsh punishment. Even, students who used to participate in various traditional ceremonies also got the same treatment.
In short, it can be said that these events are really impactful. The community said in a report that they are trying to understand whether these graves are of those students who were forced to join the residential schools.
As of now, we have explained about the 182 unmarked graves that were discovered near a school in British Columbia.