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Photograph of Kamloops Indian Residential School, undated. From the Oblate Fathers (Deschatelets) – Les Oeuvres Oblates de l’Ontario collection at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (10a-c000432-d0007-001).

Canadians are waking up to what Indigenous people always knew: Colonization is rooted in the present

Centre Academic Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-Kwe, spoke to Refinery29 about the recent discovery in Kamloops.

Calls for a culturally appropriate framework to investigate the Kamloops site and mass graves

Calls for a culturally appropriate framework to investigate the Kamloops site and mass graves

“We have to credit the amazing work by Survivors, who shared their stories,” Dr. Tricia Logan told Global TV.

Photograph of Kamloops Indian Residential School, undated. From the Oblate Fathers (Deschatelets) – Les Oeuvres Oblates de l’Ontario collection at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (10a-c000432-d0007-001).

Continuing coverage on the Kamloops discovery

Centre Academic Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-Kwe, spoke to CKNW’s Mornings with Simi about the recent discovery in Kamloops.

Discovery of burials at Kamloops Indian Residential School

Dr. Tricia Logan, head of research and engagement at the Centre, spoke to Al Jazeera English about the discovery in Kamloops.

Advocate calls for framework to investigate mass grave sites in Canada

Advocate calls for framework to investigate mass grave sites in Canada

Centre Academic Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-Kwe, spoke to Edmonton City News about the recent discovery in Kamloops.

Mass grave of 215 children in Canada a stark reminder of the dark history of Native American boarding schools in US

Mass grave of 215 children in Canada a stark reminder of the dark history of Native American boarding schools in US

Centre Academic Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-Kwe, spoke to USA Today about the boarding school system for Indigenous Peoples in the US.

Flags at federal buildings fly at half-mast to honour 215 deceased Indigenous children at B.C. residential school

Flags at federal buildings fly at half-mast to honour 215 deceased Indigenous children at B.C. residential school

Centre Academic Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-Kwe, spoke to the Straight about the recent discovery in Kamloops.

The discovery of a mass grave at a former residential school is just the tip of the iceberg

The discovery of a mass grave at a former residential school is just the tip of the iceberg

The Centre’s Academic Director, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-Kwe, authored an opinion piece in the Globe and Mail.

Kamloops discovery prompts call for formal framework to investigate mass graves

Kamloops discovery prompts call for formal framework to investigate mass graves

“A mass grave is a crime scene, it is not a historic site or a heritage site,” Centre Academic Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-Kwe, told Global News.

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