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OPP providing investigative assistance to Six Nations Police Service on Mohawk Institute (update)

An OPP Major Case Manager has been assigned to help investigate the deaths at the Mohawk Institute Residential School
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The Mohawk Institute Residential School in Brantford was a notorious residential school in Ontario.

Provincial police have confirmed to 570 NEWS an OPP Major Case Manager has been assigned to help investigate the deaths at the Mohawk Institute Residential School in Brantford.

This comes after the Ontario Provincial Police received a letter from chief Darren Monture of the Six Nations Police Service, asking the OPP police force to provide investigative assistance into abuse and deaths in the Mohawk Institute and help locate unmarked graves of the lost children. 
 
"The OPP will be meeting with the Six Nations Police Service and the Brantford police service to determine the steps forward.

"The meeting will be happening soon," Bill Dickson, Acting Manager of Media Relations with the OPP, said.
 
"We acknowledge there has been trauma and harm caused to the Indigenous people by the residential school system. We want to make sure we are listening to the survivors and their families."
 
Dickson adds each Indigenous Community can choose whether they want the help of other police forces.

"We want to see that direction come forward from the Indigenous communities themselves, through their local Indigenous service or the police service of jurisdiction, and if a request does come forward, it will go to the commissioner first."

With files from Aastha Shetty.
 

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