Saskatchewan First Nation says 14 burials at former residential school

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A Saskatchewan First Nation says 14 possible burials have been found at the site of a former residential school north of Regina.

Chief Byron Bitternose of the George Gordon First Nation says the findings follow months of work with ground-penetrating radar.

The George Gordon Indian Residential School was first established by the Anglican Church of Canada in 1888 and operated until 1996, making it one of the longest-running residential schools in the country.

The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation has a record of 49 student deaths there.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission's final report called the George Gordon school one of the worst run in the entire residential school system.