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Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

McGill will co-operate in search for unmarked graves on Royal Victoria Hospital site

McGill will co-operate in search for unmarked graves on Royal Victoria Hospital site

The Mohawk Mothers say experiments on First Nations children took place at the psychiatric hospital

Author of the article: Marian Scott
Montreal Gazette

Nov 16, 2021  • 

McGill University said Monday it is ready to cooperate with governments and Indigenous leaders to explore whether there are any unmarked graves of Indigenous children on the property of the former Royal Victoria Hospital.

Kahentinetha, 81, one of the group’s organizers, said she was pleased that McGill is ready to co-operate in the search. But she said her group must oversee the investigation.

“If we find anything, then all of McGill has to be declared a crime scene,” she said.

Kahentinetha said that McGill was built with money stolen from a trust fund for First Nations people, was “run by the military” and produced weapons used against the Palestinians.

She claimed that healthy children were taken from Kahnawake and given lobotomies at the Allan Memorial Hospital but said their identities must remain a secret.

Read the article at Montreal Gazette:

https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/mcgill-ready-to-co-operate-in-search-for-graves