Records show 341 student deaths at residential schools in the North – CBC

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Records show 341 student deaths at residential schools in the North – CBC

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 2015221 Views

Dec 15, 2015

Actual number of deaths could be much higher, says TRC chair Murray Sinclair

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which spent six years documenting the history of Canada’s residential schools, has found that at least 341 students died at residential schools in the North — and 110 remain unnamed.

In its final report, the commission says that between 1867 and 2000, 252 documented residential school students died at schools in the Northwest Territories, 74 died at schools in Yukon, and 15 died at schools in Nunavut. The report classified the schools’ locations by today’s political boundaries.

In an interview with CBC’s Rosemary Barton, TRC chair Justice Murray Sinclair said the total number of recorded residential school deaths in Canada — 3,201 — could be an underestimate given poor record keeping, and the real number of deaths could have been five to 10 times higher.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/residential-school-deaths-report-1.3365319

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