Bodies of 215 Indigenous children found at BC residential schoolBy Canadian PressNewsMay 28th 2021
The former Kamloops Indian Residential School is seen on Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation in Kamloops, B.C. on Thursday, May 27, 2021. Photo by:The Canadian Press/Andrew Snucins
KAMLOOPS, B.C. — The remains of 215 children have been found buried on the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C.
Chief Rosanne Casimir of the Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation said in a news release Thursday that the remains were confirmed last weekend with the help of a ground-penetrating radar specialist.
Casimir called the discovery an "unthinkable loss that was spoken about but never documented at the Kamloops Indian Residential School."
She said it’s believed the deaths are undocumented, although a local museum archivist is working with the Royal British Columbia Museum to see if any records of the deaths can be found.
Some of the children were as young as three, she said.
The remains of 215 children have been found buried on the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C.