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Three years later, no bodies have been found at former residential schools

May 2024

Three years after the shocking announcement that the “bodies” of 215 Indigenous children had been “found” in unmarked graves at the former Kamloops Residential School, can we finally acknowledge that it appears that it was all a lie? Not one unmarked grave containing the body of an Indigenous child has been found. Not one shred of evidence has been found that these Indigenous children was murdered, in the night, by murderous priests and nuns, nor were they secretly buried at night, by their unwilling classmates, dumped in unmarked mass graves, rather than in individual graves.

We were originally told that the bodies of these “murdered” Indigenous children were located by using Ground Penetrating Radar. Although this was later walked back to “anomalies” were found, because GPR doesn’t actually show an X-ray quality photo clearly showing a skeleton, the narrative of murderous priests dumping bodies into a open pit in the ground had been set.

Now, three years later, with no bodies having been found, some are desperately clinging to the narrative by claiming that no bodies have been found because they were cremated.

It should be a good thing that bodies haven’t been found, meaning that maybe there aren’t any children lying in unmarked graves; maybe all children who died at residential schools from common diseases of the day, or other natural causes, were either buried in marked graves in local cemeteries or returned to their respective nations for burial.

There appears to be some out there who refuse to admit that the narrative they supported and promoted may have actually been wrong.  Maybe some bodies will be found in the future at the former residential schools that have not, even after three years, done any excavation of these “anomalies.”  As of today, all we have are unverified allegations that have been used to incorrectly paint Canada as a genocidal nation. 

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Bruce Forsyth

Bruce Forsyth served in the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve for 13 years (1987-2000). He served with units in Toronto, Hamilton & Windsor and worked or trained at CFB Esquimalt, CFB Halifax, CFB Petawawa, CFB Kingston, CFB Toronto, Camp Borden, The Burwash Training Area and LFCA Training Centre Meaford.

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