Bird: Evidence of unmarked graves in Kamloops is “irrefutable”

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After a year of grieving for families and the community since the reveal of 215 unmarked graves at the Kamloops Indian Residential School site, heritage expert and School of Communication and Culture Prof. Geoff Bird discusses the vital role loved ones play in deciding the next steps in the Times Colonist.

Here is some of what he had to say:

“It’s the community and the families that ultimately decide whether they want to engage in this act of exhumation,” said Bird. “If the idea is to ultimately memorialize those who are buried there, that is really a worthy goal…to spend this time to investigate in any way, shape or form is essentially an act of remembrance.”

Read the full Times Colonist story.