In May 2021, the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation band in Kamloops, British Columbia, published a shocking press release that shook the nation to its core.
The claim: “the confirmation of the remains of 215 children who were students of the Kamloops Indian Residential School” had been discovered.
On one hand, the claim served as a reminder of a dark chapter in Canada's history. A time when Indigenous children were snatched from their homes, forced to live in government-mandated church-run residential schools, where some suffered from poor living conditions and even abuse.
On the other hand, the claim became the catalyst for divisive outrage and a national identity of shame that likely led to the vandalism and burning of over 60 Christian places of worship across the country.
But what if you discovered that much of the rage and shame stemming from the claim that 215 children were buried at the Kamloops Indian Residential School wasn't rooted in the whole truth? That even now, over a year later, not a single body has been found in the apple orchard where many Canadians still believe the remains of these children lie?
In this new documentary, Rebel News reporters Drea Humphrey and Matt Brevner take you on an investigative journey to uncover the truth about a story that misled a nation, the truth about what is actually known about what lies beneath the soil at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School.
Watch the trailer now:
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