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Ottawa/Canadian-Media: New free online resources have been created by a group of archaeologists and academics to help Indigenous communities with the complex and emotional process of searching for unmarked graves former residential school sites.
Image: Kamloops Indian residential school. Image credit: Wikimedia Commons
Amidst persisting concerns among the indigenous communities that companies offering to survey land without the proper expertise or technology may take advantage of them, these resources empower communities to make decisions based on information they can trust.
A video and FAQ site have also been posted on the Canadian Archaeological Association's site on June 12 to answer questions they've been getting from Indigenous groups since the discovery of human remains at the site of a former residential school.
Emotional and crisis referral services are being provided by a national Indian Residential School Crisis Line to support former students and those affected.