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Canada indigenous groups in nationwide hunt for more graves after new discoveries

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By Anna Mehler Paperny TORONTO (Reuters) -A second discovery this week of hundreds of unmarked graves at the site of a former Canadian residential school is giving fresh impetus to nationwide searches for more remains by indigenous groups, complicated by land rights restrictions, incomplete records and disagreements over how to honor the dead. For 165 years and as recently as 1996, Canada’s residential schools forcibly separated indigenous children from their families, subjecting them to malnourishment and physical and sexual abuse in what the Truth and Reconciliation Commission called “cultur…

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