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January 28, 2024
Leaders of the Saddle Lake Cree Nation are calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to visit their community after members say the remains of a child were recovered from a communal grave.
The leaders say the remains were found near the former Sacred Heart Indian Residential School (Blue Quills).
“Nobody’s ever supposed to be denied dignity and death and buried in a mass communal grave because it denies the people in their dignity but it also denies family their last rights, and the person’s right to identity in death,” said Leah Redcrow, the investigation director with the Blue Quills Missing Children and Unmarked Burials Inquiry
Redcrow, who’s also the CEO of Acimowin Opaspiw Society (AOS), tells CityNews she would like Trudeau to set up a meeting, adding the “least he could do with his busy schedule” is meet with those who have missing family members.