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Perhaps when looked at through the lens of 21st century sensibilities,Yes, people die. No, not all graves are marked.
We don't know why or how these children died, or where they were buried (until now), and their relatives didn't know either.
The horrors of the residential school system are well-known and acknowledged by the government. These children were taken from their families and were supposed be cared for. I'd argue that includes marking a grave and keeping a record, if they die while in that care.
So perhaps this is why the rhetoric is different.
I am not concluding whether it was wrong or right, I am simply saying that to apply contemporary thought processes to 19th century decisions is wrong,