Kisha Supernant, an archaeologist, wears a beaded pin created by a Métis artist in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on July 21, 2021. (Amber Bracken/The New York Times)
OTTAWA, Ontario — At 15, Kisha Supernant knew exactly what she wanted to do with the rest of her life: become an archaeologist and study ancient civilizations.
She achieved her teenage goal. But her latest work has put her at the center of discussions in modern-day Canada — not about the distant past — but about the more recent history of the country’s Indigenous populations.
Since the end of May, several Indigenous communities have announced that the use of ground-penetrating radar has identified well over 1,000 human remains, mostly of children, at