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What conversations are you having with family and friends about the Kamloops grave discovery?

The Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation announced last week that preliminary findings from a survey conducted by a specialist in ground-penetrating radar indicated the remains of around 215 children could be buried near a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C.

What questions do you have about Canada’s residential school system? Call us: 1-888-416-8333

Ground penetrating radar was used on the grounds at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School to indicate that the remains of 215 children could be buried at the site. (Andrew Snucins/The Canadian Press)

WARNING: This story contains distressing details.


The Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation announced last week that preliminary findings from a survey conducted by a specialist in ground-penetrating radar indicated the remains of around 215 children could be buried near a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C.

For Indigenous peoples living in Canada and residential school survivors, it's a painful reminder of what they say they knew all along. 

Our question this week: What conversations are you having with family and friends about the Kamloops grave discovery? What questions do you have about Canada's residential school system?

Tell us what you think: Call us on Sunday at 1-888-416-8333, email us, or find us on Facebook and Twitter.


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

A national Indian Residential School Crisis Line has been set up to provide support for former students and those 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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