Indigenous groups call for Canada to identify graves after remains of 215 children found


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  • Tuesday, 01 Jun 2021

FILE PHOTO: Canada's national flag flies at half-mast at the British Columbia Legislature in Victoria, after the remains of 215 children were discovered in a mass grave at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School site, May 30, 2021. Legislative Assembly of BC/Handout via REUTERS

TORONTO (Reuters) - Indigenous groups in Canada are calling for a nationwide search for mass graves at residential school sites after the discovery of the remains of 215 children at one former school last week shocked the country.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Monday that searching for more mass graves was "an important part of discovering the truth" but did not make specific commitments.

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