Advisory committee on potential residential school graves says it won't work with Netherlands-based NGO

A group dedicated to supporting Indigenous communities as they look for children who went missing at residential schools says it will not participate in an engagement process on DNA collection to identify unmarked graves at the former school sites.

In a statement released Monday, the National Advisory Committee on Residential Schools Missing Children and Unmarked Burials said it is worried by the federal government’s decision to hire an organization based in the Netherlands to do the work — and the decision happened without consultation. 

“We remain deeply concerned that such an important and sensitive process has been entrusted to a non-Indigenous organization with no prior history of working with residential school survivors,” the statement read. 

The national

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