'Unearthing the truth': Kapawe'no First Nation prepares for search of former residential school site in Alberta

According to the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, the residential school in Grouard, Alta., nearly 400 kilometres northwest of Edmonton, operated from 1894 to 1957. By 1949, Métis students accounted for half of the student body in residence. (Source: National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.) According to the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, the residential school in Grouard, Alta., nearly 400 kilometres northwest of Edmonton, operated from 1894 to 1957. By 1949, Métis students accounted for half of the student body in residence. (Source: National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.)