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

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 about his research. You can hear their conversation at the "listen" button above.

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.
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Freddy Monares
Freddy Monares is a reporter and Morning Edition host at Montana Public Radio. He previously worked for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, covered the 2017 Legislature for UM Legislative News Service and interned with the station as a student. He graduated from the University of Montana School of Journalism in 2017.