Missing Children and Burial Information (71-76): Background Content

Federal Government Disbursements


December 15, 2021


Cowassess First Nation

Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada – $703,230 funding over three years for the community’s Gravesite Reclamation Project. Survivors, intergenerational Survivors, knowledge keepers and leaders will continue the work that has already started on researching, commemorating, locating and identifying the gravesites of missing children. During the next three years, work will progress on research, archival and statement gathering, additional fieldwork, commemorative markers, electronic mapping of all marked and unmarked graves, and a monument.


December 15, 2021


Cowassess First Nation

Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada – $703,230 funding over three years for the community’s Gravesite Reclamation Project. Survivors, intergenerational Survivors, knowledge keepers and leaders will continue the work that has already started on researching, commemorating, locating and identifying the gravesites of missing children. During the next three years, work will progress on research, archival and statement gathering, additional fieldwork, commemorative markers, electronic mapping of all marked and unmarked graves, and a monument.


February 7, 2022


Grassy Narrow First Nation

TBNewswatch.com – Funding to research gravesites at the former McIntosh Residential School in Northwestern Ontario. The school, founded by Roman Catholic missionaries, was located 30 kilometres northwest of Vermilion Bay. It operated from 1925 to 1969. “We will take steps to commemorate and memorialize the children that died while attending McIntosh Residential School so that they will always be remembered,” he said.


February 7, 2022


Grassy Narrow First Nation

TBNewswatch.com – Funding to research gravesites at the former McIntosh Residential School in Northwestern Ontario. The school, founded by Roman Catholic missionaries, was located 30 kilometres northwest of Vermilion Bay. It operated from 1925 to 1969. “We will take steps to commemorate and memorialize the children that died while attending McIntosh Residential School so that they will always be remembered,” he said.


December 15, 2021


Lac Seul First Nation

Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada – $1M funding for Lac Seul First Nation who will engage with 33 affiliated northern Ontario communities to establish cultural and spiritual protocols in working with Survivors, intergenerational Survivors, knowledge keepers and leaders to address the location, documentation, mapping, maintenance and commemoration/memorialization of burial sites associated with the former Pelican Lake Indian Residential School.


December 15, 2021


Lac Seul First Nation

Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada – $1M funding for Lac Seul First Nation who will engage with 33 affiliated northern Ontario communities to establish cultural and spiritual protocols in working with Survivors, intergenerational Survivors, knowledge keepers and leaders to address the location, documentation, mapping, maintenance and commemoration/memorialization of burial sites associated with the former Pelican Lake Indian Residential School.


April 27, 2022


Fed. Govt.

Residential Schools Missing Children Community Support Funding Recipients

Government of Canada: The Residential Schools Missing Children Community Support funding launched in June 2021 to support Indigenous communities to locate missing children at Indian Residential Schools as identified in the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement.

Funding is provided under the following components:

  • local research and knowledge gathering
  • commemoration and memorialization
  • field investigation work

National results:

  • 70 funding arrangements
  • 63 communities receiving funding support for research and knowledge gathering
  • 64 communities receiving funding support for commemoration and memorialization
  • 40 communities receiving funding for fieldwork investigation

For full details on all 70 funding arrangement The list below details funds distributed from the launch of the Residential Schools Missing Children Community Support funding in June 2021 through to April 27, 2022. click on the following link.

https://www.rcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca/eng/1647884354823/1647884389372#wb-auto-3


January 24, 2022


Six Nations of the Grand River

The Survivors’ Secretariat at Six Nations of the Grand River and Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, announced $10,259,975 in funding over three years through the Residential Schools Missing Children – Community Support Funding program to assist with this important work.
The Survivors’ Secretariat will coordinate with Survivors and engage with communities to locate, document, map, maintain and commemorate burials associated with the Mohawk Institute. This Survivor-led process will ensure that this sacred work is done in a way that supports the wishes of Survivors.


January 24, 2022


Six Nations of the Grand River

The Survivors’ Secretariat at Six Nations of the Grand River and Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, announced $10,259,975 in funding over three years through the Residential Schools Missing Children – Community Support Funding program to assist with this important work.
The Survivors’ Secretariat will coordinate with Survivors and engage with communities to locate, document, map, maintain and commemorate burials associated with the Mohawk Institute. This Survivor-led process will ensure that this sacred work is done in a way that supports the wishes of Survivors.


January 7, 2022


Williams Lake First Nation

Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada – Williams Lake First Nation will undertake work related to burial sites associated with the former St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School. The community is currently completing a preliminary investigation that includes interviews with former students and their families, an initial geophysical survey, and the compilation of archival and photographic records related to the disappearances and deaths of First Nations students at this institution.


January 7, 2022


Williams Lake First Nation

Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada – Williams Lake First Nation will undertake work related to burial sites associated with the former St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School. The community is currently completing a preliminary investigation that includes interviews with former students and their families, an initial geophysical survey, and the compilation of archival and photographic records related to the disappearances and deaths of First Nations students at this institution.