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The Aq'am community used ground-penetrating radar to find the remains close to the former St. Eugene's Mission School.
On Wednesday, the Aq'am Indigenous community announced the discovery of the remains of 182 people in unmarked graves around a former Indigenous residential school near Cranbrook in British Columbia province.
The finding followed the discovery of the estimated remains of 215 people at the site of the Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia and an estimated 751 unmarked graves near a site of the Marieval Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan.
The community's leadership met with residential school survivors in the community before announcing the discovery and referred them to support. The band said it is in the early stages of learning about the report's findings and will provide more updates.
About 150,000 indigenous children attended residential schools. The schools were known for overcrowding, poor sanitation, unhealthy food, and menial labor. Harsh punishment was given to students who spoke their native language or took part in traditional ceremonies.