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How are you marking Canada Day? What does Canada mean to you?

The discovery of 751 unmarked graves near the former Marieval Indian Residential School comes just weeks after the remains of 215 children were found on the site of a former residential school in Kamloops. With Canada Day is just days away, some have questioned how to mark the July 1 holiday.

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Following the discovery of unmarked grave sites at former residential schools in British Columbia and Saskatchewan, Indigenous and non-Indigenous people alike have questioned whether it's appropriate to celebrate Canada Day. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press)

WARNING: This story contains distressing details.

The discovery of 751 unmarked graves near the former Marieval Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan comes just weeks after the remains of 215 children were found on the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C.

With Canada Day just days away, some have questioned how to mark the July 1 holiday.

Our question this week: In light of the Kamloops and Marieval Indian Residential School findings, how are you marking Canada Day? What does Canada mean to you?

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Support is available for anyone affected by their experience at residential schools, and those who are triggered by these reports.

A national Indian Residential School Crisis Line has been set up to provide support for residential school survivors and others affected. People can access emotional and crisis referral services by calling the 24-hour national crisis line: 1-866-925-4419.

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