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MEDIA RELEASE – Minegoziibe Nation Ground Penetrating Radar Search Reveals Unsettling Results

June 8, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OFFICE OF

The Governing Council and Ogichidaa

of Treaty 2 Territory

Treaty 2 Territory- The Treaty 2 Territory Ogimaag want to extend our heart-felt support to the Minegoziibe Nation, and all those impacted by Residential Schools. “Gii-Zhaawenimigoom” – (You are loved by us all).

A ground penetrating radar search was conducted by British Columbia-based company AltoMaxx and concluded at the beginning of May in the Minegoziibe Nation of Treaty 2 Territory.  The results were then shared with the Minegoziibe Nation Members on Monday.  The search revealed 6 anomalies that could potentially be unmarked graves.

The former Pine Creek Residential School, run by the Catholic Church, was built on the western shore of Lake Winnipegosis and opened in the 1890s and closed in 1969.

Minegoziibe Nation Leadership has requested that AltoMaxx return for a more comprehensive search of the area in the hopes of confirming the data in more detail.  The second search is to begin on June 20, 2022.

Our Ogimaag have a strong insistence to improve systems and govern ourselves to protect the quality of life for our Anishinaabe Abinoonjiiwag and Anishinaabe Citizens.   The “voice” and lives of Anishinaabeiwkeg matters.

Upon the discovery of what are believed to be 215 unmarked graves at the former Kamloops, B.C., Residential School in May 2021, dozens of searches were launched at various former Residential School sites across Canada.  Ground searches are currently underway or being planned at most of 14 of Manitoba’s former Residential School sites.

 

Treaty 2 Territory Portal – www.treaty2territory.com

www.treaty2.comwww.fnt2t.com –  www.moccasintrailnews.com

For Further Details | Boh Kubrakovich | FNT2T Lead Keeper | 204.648.6268 | boh.k@fnt2t.com

For Media Inquiries | Danielle McGurry | Communications Keeper  | 204.638.3797 | Danielle.McGurry@fnt2t.com

 

Support is available for anyone affected by their experience at residential schools or by the latest reports.

A national Indian Residential School Crisis Line has been set up to provide support for former students and those affected. People can access emotional and crisis referral services by calling the 24-hour national crisis line: 1-866-925-4419.

 

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