Access to residential school records an ongoing challenge, people tell unmarked burials gathering – CBC

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Access to residential school records an ongoing challenge, people tell unmarked burials gathering – CBC

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 202224 Views

Sep 14, 2022

‘The current systems and structures are failing us,’ says special interlocutor Kimberly Murray

Accessing records is one of the biggest challenges in locating unmarked burials and identifying missing children from residential schools, survivors and experts say.

“The current systems and structures are failing us,” said Kimberly Murray, special interlocutor for missing children and unmarked graves and burial sites associated with residential schools, in her closing remarks following the inaugural national gathering on unmarked burials.

The gathering took place Sept. 13-14 in Edmonton, bringing together over 300 First Nations, Inuit, and Métis leaders and survivors, families, and communities that have embarked on burial site searches.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/residential-school-record-access-unmarked-burials-gathering-1.6583551

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