Ottawa Now – Growing calls for Canadian government to search for burial grounds near former residential school sites


A profound sense of grief continues to linger across Canada following the shocking discovery of 215 children near a former residential school. Here in Ontario, Minister Greg Rickford says there are at least a dozen known unmarked burial sites. How many more of these unknown burials are linked to the residential school systems? Cindy Blackstock is an Executive Director with the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada. In a newspaper column co-authored with Pam Palmater, she says the Canadian government has watered down its commitment to reconciliation. What needs to happen next? Cindy joins Kristy Cameron on today’s Ottawa Now.​