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MCK addresses its Residential School Survivors in wake of further discovery of large number of unmarked graves

(Kahnawake – 24, Ohiarí:ha/June 2021) The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke wishes to make the following statement to the community in the wake of the discovery of a large number of unmarked graves in Saskatchewan. Coming on the heels of the previous discovery of the bodies of 215 children in Kamloops, British Columbia, today’s news is […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 2021143 Views

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President Akeeagok Extends Condolences to Cowessess First Nation

Iqaluit, Nunavut – June 24, 2021 –QIA President P.J. Akeeagok released the following statement. “Today the hearts of Qikiqtani Inuit break for the people of Cowessess First Nation. We share your shock and pain. The Cowessess First Nation and Indigenous Peoples across this country have lost not only children to the horrors of the Residential […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 2021121 Views

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OFIFC continues to mourn residential school survivors as Cowessess First Nation discovers over 600 unmarked graves

The Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres (OFIFC) is expressing its heartfelt sadness about the identification of over 600 unmarked graves at the site of Marieval Indian Residential School cemetery in Saskatchewan. We respectfully acknowledge the thousands of residential school survivors, including countless members of Friendship Centre communities, who are reliving tragic experiences and the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 2021139 Views

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Ontario Regional Chief Glen Hare responds to the latest discovery of 751 unmarked graves at former Marieval Indian Residential School

(Toronto, ON – June 24, 2021) Ontario Regional Chief Glen Hare issued the following statement in response to the latest discovery of 751 unmarked graves at former Marieval Indian Residential School located on Cowessess First Nation in Saskatchewan: “The recent discovery at Cowessess First Nation is another painful reminder of the historic injustices and abhorrent […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 2021141 Views

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Joint Statement from SCO and MKO: Reflections on Residential Schools in Manitoba following lates Discovery of Children Buried at Residential School Site

ANISHINAABE AND DAKOTA TERRITORY, MB — The Grand Chiefs of the Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) and Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) came together today to share their thoughts on residential schools and to reflect on ceremonies that were held recently on the grounds of the Brandon residential school. In a shared display of sorrow and solidarity, […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 2021107 Views

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NAN Offers Condolences as Remains Discovered at Saskatchewan Residential School Site

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Acting Grand Chief Walter Naveau, on behalf of the Executive Council, expresses heartfelt condolences following the discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves at the site of the former Marieval Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan: “On this sad day we send love and prayers to the families of these […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 2021123 Views

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Finding of Hundreds of Unmarked Graves: The AFNQL Supports Cowessess First Nation

WENDAKE, QC, June 24, 2021  – The Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) would like to express its profound dismay following the finding of an estimated 751 unmarked graves on the grounds of the former Marieval Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan. We support the conclusion of FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron that this is a “crime” […]

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 2021177 Views

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CAP Responds to Residential School Burial Sites Found by Cowessess First Nation

June 24th 2021 It is with feelings of outrage, but not shock that CAP responds to the news from Cowessess First Nation of the 751 unmarked graves at the Marieval Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan. In the wake of the news from Kamloops, Indigenous peoples across Canada knew that it was only a matter of […]

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 2021195 Views

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CAP Mourns Passing of Indigenous Leader Ron George

June 22nd  (Ottawa, ON) – Elmer St Pierre, National Chief wishes to express condolences on behalf of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) at the passing of former leader Ron George, who led the Native Council of Canada (NCC) between 1992-1994, prior to it being renamed and reorganized as the present-day CAP. As President of […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 2021275 Views

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Members of TRC honour Indigenous children whose bodies were found in B.C. – Lindsay Advocate

June 17, 2021 Upon hearing of the 215 Indigenous children whose bodies were detected in a mass grave beside the Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia in late May, members of Truth and Reconciliation Community-Bobcaygeon (TRC Bobcaygeon) swung into action. Together with more than 50 community members, including children, they began covering 215 river […]

by ahnationtalk on June 17, 2021182 Views

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