after 'painful' discovery of children's bodies found at indigenous school site
The Canadian government demanded all flags at federal buildings be lowered to half-mast on Sunday to commemorate the death of over 200 indigenous children.
A mass grave containing the remains of 215 indigenous children was discovered on the grounds of a former residential school in British Columbia.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said it was a "painful reminder" of a "shameful chapter of our country's history".
"To honour the 215 children whose lives were taken at the former Kamloops residential school and all Indigenous children who never made it home, the survivors, and their families, I have asked that the Peace Tower flags and flags on all federal buildings be flown at half-mast," he wrote on Twitter on Sunday.