The technology helping Indigenous communities search for lost children of residential school sites

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    First Nations across Canada are determined to find the gruesome truth of what happened to students who went missing from the country’s 139 residential schools.

    In Saskatchewan, the Cowessess First Nation is using the same ground-penetrating radar technology that uncovered the remains of 215 children in unmarked burial sites at a former B.C. residential school.

    They hope that by identifying and recognizing the remains, a monument can be constructed in honour of those who died.

    Ross Lord reports on the missions, and methods being used.

    For more info, please go to https://globalnews.ca/news/7909761/ground-penetrating-radar-kamloops-residential-school/

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