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Lac La Ronge Indian Band plans late July search for residential school graves – CBC

Jul 21, 2021

First Nation to explore old cemetery site in community of La Ronge, Sask.

The old cemetery behind the long-destroyed Lac La Ronge Indian Residential School sits on a dip in a hill just west of downtown La Ronge, Sask.

While the site has some headstones and markings here and there, it became quite overgrown over the years until a contractor recently hired by Lac La Ronge Indian Band began clearing it out, says Chief Tammy Cook-Searson.

“Before we cleaned it up, even my own family members, like my own children, didn’t realize that the cemetery was there,” Cook-Searson says.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/lac-la-ronge-all-saints-residential-school-unmarked-graves-1.6104047

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