Historical Report

Sites of Truth, Sites of Conscience is an historical report, based primarily on evidence gathered from the government and churches’ own archival records, that directly links the actions and omissions of the federal government and the churches that operated Indian Residential Schools with the crisis of the missing and disappeared children and unmarked burials. It documents the buildings, cemeteries, and burial grounds at several former Indian Residential Schools. Once places of silence and suffering, they are now sites of truth.

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The information in this report may be upsetting for some because it contains content relating to the deaths and forced disappearances of children at former Indian Residential Schools and other institutions. If you require immediate support, please contact the following:

The Indian Residential School Survivors Society’s 24/7 Crisis Support line:

The 24-hour National Indian Residential School Crisis Line: