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Archaeologist's talk: unmarked graves at former Indigenous boarding schools

Poster for Eldon Yellowhorn's presentation "Finding Missing Children"

Last year, archaeologists in Canada found hundreds of unmarked graves of children at the sites of former government- and church-run schools for Indigenous students.

The finding pushed the U.S. Interior Department to launch an initiative to review the troubled legacy of federal boarding school policies in this country.

Eldon Yellowhorn, an archaeologist who studies this issue, is scheduled to speak at the University of Montana April 7. He teaches at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, where he founded the Department of First Nations Studies.

He spoke with MTPR’s Freddy Monares.

Eldon Yellowhorn will be at the University of Montana Thursday starting at 4 p.m. to talk about his work on finding missing children at Canadian boarding schools.

Freddy Monares was a reporter and Morning Edition host at Montana Public Radio.
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