Excavation of “mass grave” begins at former residential school in Canada


A group of Mohawk people from the Grand River First Nation have begun exhuming what they call a mass grave at a former residential school in Brantford, in the province of Ontario.

A message and video announcing the action is posted on the website of the International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State. It quotes a Mohawk elder saying the work is being done to “finally give [former students] a proper burial and bring to trial those who killed them”.

The Mohawk Institute was operated by the Anglican Church. It opened in 1828 and closed in 1970.

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