As a nation, we are mourning the recovery of hundreds of unmarked graves of Indigenous children at residential “schools”, and anticipate that hundreds more will soon be found. Paul Manly, Green Party Member of Parliament for Nanaimo – Ladysmith, is putting forward a petition calling on the Government of Canada to:
1. Pay the costs of ground-penetrating radar to investigate all former residential school properties, with the expectation that additional Indigenous children in unmarked graves may be properly identified and laid to rest;
2. Release all documents related to deaths and burial grounds at all residential schools, and compelling the churches and other levels of governments to do the same; and
3. Secure the grounds of all residential schools, until proper searches for burial sites can be conducted.
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