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WWII veteran and MNO Citizen Wilfred Rochon passes

July 15, 2021 The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) is sad to announce the passing of Métis veteran and citizen Wilfred Rochon. Wilfred served in the Canadian Army from 1944 to 1946. He was stationed in Vernon, British Columbia, with troops being prepared for an anticipated invasion of Japan. Shortly thereafter, American forces dropped two […]

by ahnationtalk on July 16, 2021169 Views

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July 15 | Public Presentation on KIRS Findings & TteS Next Steps

  • Public Presentation on Kamloops Indian Residential School (KIRS) ground penetrating radar report findings • Technical briefing on the ground penetrating radar work undertaken. • Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc next steps • Statements from KIRS survivors and intergenerational survivor Media is permitted to livestream the full event. An HD version of the full event will […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 2021362 Views

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City of Brandon Lowering Flags For Unmarked Graves Found Near Former Kuper Island Industrial School

July 14, 2021 Brandon, MB – Earlier this week, the Penelakut Tribe announced the confirmation of 160+ undocumented and unmarked graves at the former Kuper Island Industrial School. Located near Chemainus, British Columbia, the school operated from 1889 until 1975. All City of Brandon flags will fly at half-mast for four days and four nights […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 2021126 Views

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MKO Statement on 160+ Unmarked Graves Found by the Penelakut Tribe in British Columbia

Treaty Five Territory, Thompson, MB – Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) is issuing this statement in response to an announcement that more unmarked graves have been found at the site of a residential school in Canada. The Penelakut Tribe in British Columbia has found more than 160 undocumented and unmarked graves in the area that was […]

by ahnationtalk on July 14, 2021160 Views

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Statement from Congress of Aboriginal Peoples National Chief Re: Unmarked Graves Found in Penelakut Tribal Territory in British Columbia

(OTTAWA, ON. July 13, 2021) Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) National Chief Elmer St. Pierre has voiced his support for the Penelakut Tribe and their allies as well as all Indigenous Peoples across Turtle Island upon the discovery of more than 160 undocumented and unmarked graves in the area that was home to the Kuper […]

by ahnationtalk on July 14, 2021324 Views

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MNBC Statement on Discovery of 160 Graves on Vancouver Island

“Every week we are hearing the news about Indigenous Nations preparing to do the heart-breaking and re-traumatizing work to find our lost children. The St. Albert Métis started this work last week, and this week, the Penelakut Tribe found 160 graves at the site of the former Kuper Island Indian Industrial School. My heart goes […]

by ahnationtalk on July 14, 2021193 Views

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Over 160 graves found at former residential school on B.C. island, First Nation says – Global News

July 13, 2021 A B.C. First Nation in the Southern Gulf Islands says more than 160 undocumented and unmarked graves have been found on the site of a former residential school within their territory. The Penelakut Tribe issued a letter on Thursday saying the graves were found on the grounds of the former Kuper Island […]

by ahnationtalk on July 13, 2021213 Views

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More than 160 unmarked graves at another B.C. residential school site, First Nation confirms – 680 News

Jul 12, 2021 PENELAKUT — The Penelakut Tribe has confirmed more than 160 unmarked, undocumented graves at the site of a former residential school on their territory near Vancouver Island. The Kuper Island Indian Residential School, located off the coast of Cheamainus in the Southern Gulf Islands, operated between 1889 and 1975 and was run […]

by ahnationtalk on July 13, 2021171 Views

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Statement from Premier Silver on the passing of former Champagne and Aishihik First Nations Chief Paul Birckel

Premier Silver has issued the following statement: “I would like to extend my deepest condolences to former Chief Paul Birckel’s beloved family, friends and everyone who had the honour of knowing him. “Paul was elected as Champagne and Aishihik First Nations Chief in 1978 and went on to serve five terms. Through his role as […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 2021174 Views

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OKIB elder mourned – Castanet

Okanagan Indian Band elder Richard Louis Sr. dead at 80 Jul 9, 2021 A well-known Okanagan Indian Band elder has passed at 80 years of age. Richard Louis Sr. competed as a pro rodeo cowboy for 15 years, “all over B.C., Alberta, Western Canada and the United States,” says his son, Richard Jr. “Papa,” as […]

by ahnationtalk on July 9, 2021123 Views

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