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The Guardian Weekly - 2021-06-11

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The Kamloops Indian residential school was established in 1890 under the leadership of the Roman Catholic church, and closed in 1978. Students were exposed to outbreaks of measles, tuberculosis, influenza and other diseases, and many died. George Manuel, who attended in the 1920s, said: “Every Indian student smelled of hunger.”

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