Former residential school in Brantford is searched for nameless graves

Two ground penetrating radar machines are being used to search the network

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A search for unidentified graves has begun on the grounds of a former residential school in Brantford.

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The search will cover about 200 hectares surrounding the old Mohawk Institute.

The Great River Six Nations Secretariat for Survivors says the first phase of the search will focus on the lands where the school building is located.

Two ground penetrating radar machines are being used to conduct web searches around the school.

Members of the First Nation and their police service members have been trained in the use of the radar machines and will work together to conduct the search.

In May, a First Nation in Kamloops, BC, announced that ground penetrating radar had detected what are believed to be the remains of 215 indigenous children in unidentified graves at the site of a former residential school.

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Cowessess First Nation in Saskatchewan revealed a similar find of more than 700 unmarked graves a month later.

Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives government recently announced a $ 10 million top-up to the initial $ 10 million it pledged in June for nameless grave investigations.

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