We are deeply devastated to learn that remains of 215 children were found on the grounds of the Kamloops Indian Residential School. So many children were taken from their families from many Nations and communities as a result of the residential school system. We keep all of those who did not have a child return home, as well as the survivors of residential schools, in our hearts today and always.
We extend our thoughts to the Tk’emlups Secwépemc First Nation and all of the Indigenous communities, Nations, families and youth who have been affected by this tragic discovery.
We encourage you to reach out for support.
Here are supports and services available to those who need it:
National Indian Residential School Crisis Line: 1 866-925-4419
KUU-US Crisis Line: 1-800-588-8717
Tsow-Tun-Le-Lum Society: 1-888-403-3123 or 250-390-3123
Indian Residential School Survivors Society: 604-985-4464 or 1-800-721-0066