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Records of Canadian Residential Schools in Rome Can Help With Identification of Missing Indigenous Children

2 Aug 2022 8:35 AM | Anonymous

Raymond Frogner says that when he found pictures of boarders in the archives of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate in Rome, he knew he was on to something important. “It had a very historic feel, very profound,” the senior archivist at the Winnipeg-based Center for Truth and Reconciliation said in a recent interview with The Canadian Press.

Few archivists are able to explore the order’s private records in the Italian city, Frogner said. But early last month he spent five days searching the archives of the Oblate General House, where photos, personnel files and manuscripts describe the group’s actions around the world since its inception in 1816.

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