By Calvi Leon Local Journalism Initiative Reporter As Canada marks the grim legacy of its Indigenous residential school system Friday, a London-area First Nation is developing a fuller picture of the nearly 1,000 students who attended one such school in the area. Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, which last year announced its plans to search for any unmarked graves at the site of the former Mount Elgin Industrial School, says it has so far identified more than 900 students who attended the school and nearly 300 people associated with it. The nation has worked with researchers to review “several thousand pages” of records relevant to the former school that operated for nearly 100 years, Chief Jacqueline French said in a statement. “Some of the archival materials we reviewed are
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