A Saskatchewan First Nation says 14 possible graves have been found at the site of a former residential school north of Regina.

Chief Byron Bitternose of the George Gordon First Nation says the findings follow months of work with ground-penetrating radar in four areas near the former school.

“In upcoming months, this area will be a priority area for continued searching,” he told a news conference Wednesday.

“It is my hope that one day we will be able to tell our children the whole story.”

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The George Gordon Indian Residential School, near the village of Punnichy, was first established by the Anglican Church of Canada in 1888 and operated until 1996, making it one of the longest-running residential schools in the country.