Yukon gov't will fund investigations at residential school sites, premier says


The Yukon government will bankroll ground searches at residential school sites in Yukon, according to Premier Sandy Silver.

“I reiterated today our government’s commitment to working with First Nations to bring these atrocities to light, to  … hopefully heal our communities and create a brighter future for the next generation,” he said Friday afternoon during the Yukon Forum.

He said the government will “also to work in partnership in the search to uncover evidence of the harms of residential schools, including searching residential school grounds for burial sites.”

Last week, the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation said preliminary findings from a survey of the grounds at the former Kamloops Indian

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