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Federal Government Says There Are Likely More Unmarked Graves at Residential School Sites

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Nearly one year after the discovery of unmarked graves at former residential school in Kamloops, Canada's Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister says there are likely more unmarked graves.

Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Marc Miller says there may be many more residential school gravesites across the country. 

Nearly one year ago, ground-penetrating radar found what are believed to be the remains of 215 children in unmarked graves at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C. 

Miller says site searches so far are just "the tip of the iceberg."

During a press conference this afternoon, Miller, Indigenous Services Minister Patty HY-DOO and Justice Minister David Lametti promised more financial support to communities affected by the school system. 

Throughout Canada, there are 140 former residential school sites. 

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