Was the massive Native American child burial ground scandal in Canada all just a giant hoax? A bunch of academics think so.

May 27th

The world was shocked last year when it was announced that hundreds of shallow graves of Native American children had been discovered at a onetime "assimilation" school in British Columbia.

Now, however, experts are warning that the entire thing may be more or less bunk:

[A] group of about a dozen academics in Canada don't believe the whole story.

"Not one body has been found," Jacques Rouillard, who is a professor emeritus in the Department of History at the Université de Montréal, told The Post. "After …months of recrimination and denunciation, where are the remains of the children buried at the Kamloops Indian Residential School?"

I mean, that's very fair. I'm not saying there aren't any bodies there. I'm just saying...if there are...where are they?

Further raising questions, the materials that were used to make these sensational claims have not been released to the public:

Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc spokesman Larry Read confirmed to The Post this week that no bodies have yet been exhumed from the Kamloops school and no dates have been set to start excavations. He added that the report showing the results of the ground-penetrating radar (GPR) has not been released by the band but may be at some point in the future.

So, no bodies, no excavations, not even a date for the excavations, and no public data regarding the claims of mass burials?

I'm gonna reserve judgment on this until they start digging.


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