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REGINA — Somewhere along the South Saskatchewan River, lying beneath whispering prairie grass, is a secret aboriginal burial ground owned and operated by the provincial government.

The historic remains of nearly 200 unidentified aboriginals have been reunited with Mother Earth here during the last 14 years.

Not many people know about the remote spot and the province isn’t putting it on any tourist maps, says Carlos Germann, director of Saskatchewan’s heritage conservation branch.

“There’s a certain level of confidentiality that has to be maintained here,” he says. “This is considered a very sacred burial ground to First Nations, unique in that it accommodates all different tribal affiliations.”

Germann says it’s the only one like it in the country. Read more.