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Tuba City residents participate in a solidarity walk, organized by Charlene Dodson, for the 215 kids found buried at the site of the Kamloops Indian Residential School, which was Canada’s largest facility. The facility was operated by the Roman Catholic Church from 1890 to 1969, when the government took it over as a day school, according to Indian Country Today. The school was closed in 1978. (Photos courtesy of Alyssa Peaches Armendez)

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Canadian mass grave prompts investigation into U.S. boarding schools
Unlike Canada, the U.S. has never acknowledged its role in the forced assimilation of generations of Indigenous children at boarding schools

The world was shocked to hear about the discovery of the unmarked graves of 215 children at the Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia, Canada.

By Mary Annette Pember, Indian Country Today June 15, 2021