Yukon First Nation leader calls for ground search of Carcross residential school

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WARNING: This story contains details some readers may find distressing.

The grounds of a former residential school in Carcross need to be searched for unmarked graves of Indigenous children, according to the president of the Whitehorse Aboriginal Women’s Circle.

“Not only just to find them, but to acknowledge that they were there, that they mattered,” said Adeline Webber, whose brother, Albert Jackson, died at Carcross’ Choutla Indian Residential School.

Last week, the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation said preliminary findings from a survey of the grounds at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School uncovered the remains of 215 children. 

The discovery has spurred calls across the country for similar investigations, conducted by

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