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More than 200 bodies have been found at an Indigenous school in Canada.

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More than 200 bodies have been found at an Indigenous school in Canada.

The bodies of 215 children were found.

Some aged as young as three-years-old...

The institution in which they were found was once Canada's largest Indigenous residential school.

One of the institutions that held children taken from families across the nation.

The remains were confirmed last weekend.

Chief Rosanne Casimir of the Tk'emlups te Secwépemc First Nation said in a news release that the remains were confirmed last weekend with the help of ground-penetrating radar.

And horrifically...

There may be more bodies found - as there are still other areas on the school grounds to check.

In an earlier release, Casimir said:

[The findings are an] unthinkable loss that was spoken about but never documented at the Kamloops Indian Residential School.

The schools went on from between the 19th Century up until the 1970s.

More than 150,000 First Nations children were required to attend state-funded Christian schools as part of a program to integrate them into Canadian society.

They were forced to convert to Christianity.

And were not allowed to speak in their native languages.

Many were beaten and verbally abused.

And it's believed up to 6,000 children died while at the schools...

The Canadian government apologised back in 2008.

And admitted that physical and sexual abuse were rampant throughout the schools.

Indigenous leaders have also spoken about the schools for years.

With many claiming the schools are the root cause of alcoholism and drug addiction in the indigenous communities.

It's believed that the deaths are undocumented.

However, a local museum archivist is working with the Royal British Columbia Museum to see if any records of the deaths can be found.

Casimir said:

Given the size of the school, with up to 500 students registered and attending at any one time, we understand that this confirmed loss affects First Nations communities across British Columbia and beyond.

Nicole Schabus, a law professor at Thompson Rivers University, explained.

That each of her first-year law students at the Kamloops university spend at least one day at the former residential school speaking with survivors about conditions they had endured.

While survivors did not talk about an unmarked grave site...

They did speak about 'the ones who didn't make it'...

So tragic.

Our thoughts go out to all those who went through this unthinkable tragedy.