Missing Children and Burial Information (71-76): Current Problems

Coroners' Reports

February 17, 2022

As of 2014, as stated in “Honoring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future, Summary of the Final report of the TRC (July 23, 2015) in addition to the office in British Columbia, vital statistics offices in Alberta, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Yukon, and Nunavut had responded to the Commission’s request for records for the National Residential School Student Death Register.

September 30, 2019

Memorial Register

CTV News – The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation revealed the names of 2,800 children who died in residential schools in a ceremony in Gatineau, Quebec. A 50-metre long blood red cloth bearing the names of each child and the schools they attended was unfurled and carried through a crowd of Indigenous children, elders and chiefs, residential school survivors and others. Ry Moran NCTR Director, says an additional 1,600 also died but remain unnamed. There were also many hundred who simply vanished, undocumented in any records so far uncovered. (Toronto Star). In total, 4,037 Indigenous children are listed in the Memorial Register:
• 1,953: positively identified
• 365: additional names added to memorial register after additional investigation
• 477: under investigation
• 1,242: known to have passed away but whose names are not yet known

Other Current Problems By Theme

Appeal to International Criminal Court

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Discoveries of unmarked graves at Residential Schools

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Kamloops Residential School

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Catholic organizations refusal to hand over records

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Misleading update information

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