We call upon the federal government to work with churches, Aboriginal communities, and former residential school students to establish and maintain an online registry of residential school cemeteries, including, where possible, plot maps showing the location of deceased residential school children.
Why “In Progress?”
Nov. 9, 2022: Government of Canada announced funding of $28.5 million over five years for the NCTR including collecting, reviewing, and making accessible residential school records, and supporting community-led efforts to locate and identify unmarked burials. The funding will support numerous initiatives including the National Residential School Student Death Register, the online National Cemetery Register, and the National Advisory Committee on Missing Children and Unmarked Burials.
Budget 2019 announced $33.8 million over 3 years starting in fiscal year 2019 to 2020 to develop and maintain the National Residential School Student Death Register as well as establish and maintain an online registry of residential school cemeteries.
Commitments to Residential Schools
Maamiikwendan: Remembering Residential Schools & Cemeteries as Indigenous Sites of Conscience
Oct. 16 – 17, 2019 – Presented by National Indigenous Residential School Museum of Canada, National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, and National Trust for……
October 16, 2019
Catholic Commitment to IRS Cemeteries
Catholic proposal about identifying, documenting, commemorating and protecting residential school cemeteries
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) CCCB in consultation with the Canadian Catholic Aboriginal Council and Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle, is proposing that……
May 10, 2017