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Citing role in ‘genocidal policies,’ history professors offer research help to First Nations – National Post

Jun 09, 2021

Professors say the discovery of residential school graves motivated them to reach out to the Indigenous community and offer help with archival and genealogical research

FREDERICTON — History professors at the University of New Brunswick are offering their research skills to Indigenous people looking for information about ancestors or seeking land claims, saying First Nations remain under threat from Canada’s “imperialist and genocidal policies.”

In a recent message on the history department’s official Facebook page, faculty members at the university’s Fredericton campus began by expressing their condolences to the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc First Nation in British Columbia, which recently discovered what are believed to be the remains of 215 children at the former residential school site in Kamloops.

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