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Premier Brian Pallister, along with Indigenous and Northern Relations Minister Eileen Clarke, made the announcement in a news release on Monday.

A news release Wednesday from Cowessess and the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous First Nations (FSIN), which represents Saskatchewan's First Nations, did not give a specific number but said it will be the most found to date in Canada.

Carolyn Bennett says the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation has been collecting data on the burial sites of residential schools and cemetery registries since 2016, and some of its findings would be helpful for the U.S.

The Quebec and federal governments have announced a plan for a central place for the province's Indigenous communities to go for support over former residential schools.

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"Manitoba wishes to do its share in recognizing, reconciling, and healing".

In 2018 and 2019, the First Nation worked with the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Alberta to use ground-penetrating radar to find unmarked or unidentified graves of children who attended the school.

The discovery comes soon after another mass grave was unearthed by the Tk'emlups te Secwepemc First Nation at the former Kamloops Residential School in British Columbia last month.

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced Tuesday that Washington will investigate its role in the boarding schools and work to uncover the truth about the loss of human life and the lasting consequences of policies that took hundreds of thousands of children from their families and communities.

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"It is essential this process is led by Indigenous people and communities as we work to heal from the ongoing legacy of residential schools".

He said the province needs to follow the direction of First Nations to be respectful and successful.

The Sisters of St. Ann taught at the Kamloops Indian Residential School from 1890 to 1891, and 1893 to 1970 and also provided child care and nursing services. There were also 114 day schools across the province.

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