Pine Creek First Nation starts search of former residential school site – CBC

Pine Creek First Nation starts search of former residential school site – CBC

by ahnationtalk on May 12, 202218 Views

May 11, 2022

Chief, community members hope the search provides healing

WARNING: This story contains distressing details

A ground penetrating radar (GPR) search for unmarked graves on the site of the former Pine Creek Residential School began on Monday with ceremony including a sacred fire, drumming and community elders speaking.

The Catholic-run residential school in Pine Creek First Nation, about 440 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg, was built in the 1890s and closed in 1969. The building was demolished in 1972.

Chief Derek Nepinak said the process is a difficult task to undertake, but a necessary one.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/pine-creek-residential-school-search-radar-1.6448610

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