Official registries only recorded a portion of the deaths that were long suspected at Kamloops Indian Residential School. The Tk'emlúps community tried for nearly 20 years to find additional unmarked graves but were only recently able to afford ground-penetrating radar which revealed the site.
Grand chief Stewart Philip, president of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs, has joined calls
from other Indigenous leaders for the Canadian government to commit to searching for graves on school sites. "It's absolutely essential that there be a national programme to thoroughly investigate all residential school sites in regards to unmarked mass graves."Sign now to demand Canada take action and commit immediate funding towards a complete investigation into all former residential school sites.