MUN, Sask Polytech aid Indigenous communities in finding unmarked graves

July 27, 2021
Memorial University and Saskatchewan Polytechnic are helping local Indigenous communities to find and investigate unmarked graves. MUN community members have formed a working group to discuss how they can use their wide range of skillsets to benefit the Indigenous communities of Newfoundland and Labrador. MUN archeology professor Lisa Rankin explained that the research and skills needs differ by area, and that their research could be applied to other parts of Canada and other situations. Sask Polytech has partnered with Cowessess First Nation on the Remote Sensing of Residential School Cemeteries applied research project. The project will use ground penetrating radar (GPR) to locate grave sites and unmanned aerial vehicles to capture aerial observations. CBC (MUN) | Nation Talk (Sask Polytech) (NL | SK)