Sagkeeng First Nation to search Pine Falls Residential School grounds for unmarked graves

SAGKEENG FIRST NATION, MB — The site fo the former Fort Alexander/Pine Falls Residential School is getting closer to searching school grounds for unmarked graves.

Field investigation has been ongoing at the former residential school since July 2021.

The nation received $610,093 from the Residential Schools Missing Children – Community Support Funding program, in support of the Sagkeeng First Nation’s Fort Alexander Residential School Site Ground Penetrating Radar initiative.

Sagkeeng Chief Derrick Henderson said, “With the many searches happening at the former residential schools, it is important for Sagkeeng to do what our members have directed us to do. Search the areas and put the issue of “missing children” to rest once we have the results.”

Sagkeeng First Nation is a Treaty-1 and Treaty-3 First Nation community comprised of Anicinabe people who have resided at or near Alexander Reserve #3 located along the Winnipeg River and Traverse Bay. Sagkeeng First Nation has a population of approximately 7,637 people, with 3,352 living on reserve.

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