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Remembering The 215 Indigenous Children With Walking Gallery – DiscoverWeyburn.com

03 June 2021 Last night the Weyburn Arts Council came together to pay respects and to honor the remains of the 215 Indigenous children that were discovered at the former Kamloops Residential School. “We gathered at the walking gallery site to install a remembrance and an honorarium of the massive grave unearthing in Kamloops, BC,” […]

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Statement from Dene Nation National Chief Norman Yakleyea on Discovery of Location of Unmarked Graves at Kamloops Indian Residential School

“We, the Dene, call on all levels of government and all Nations to support the families that have experienced Canada’s aggressive assimilation policies. We stand in solidarity and remembrance of the 215 children who perished at the Kamloops institute, and for all children that did not survive Indian Residential Schools or other Canadian institutions. We […]

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Media Advisory – Samuel De Champlain Bridge: Illumination in Memory of Kamloops Residential School Victims

From: Infrastructure Canada Montréal, Quebec, June 2, 2021—The Samuel De Champlain Bridge will be lit up in shades of purple and orange tonight from sunset until 10 p.m. in memory of the 215 Indigenous children whose remains were discovered near the Kamloops Residential School in British Columbia. “Tonight’s illumination of the Samuel de Champlain Bridge […]

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VGG Letter to Tk’emlups te Secwepemc First Nation

Our Nation and our people stand in solidarity with Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation as you grieve the horrendous discovery of your loved ones. We grieve alongside with you, as mothers, fathers, aunties, uncles, grandmothers and grandfathers. We hold space for you and for your community as the waves of grief continue to wash over […]

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NAN Mourns Passing of Elder Abraham Metatawabin of Fort Albany First Nation

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN)’s Executive Council expresses heartfelt condolences following the passing of former Fort Albany First Nation Chief, NAN Elder, and Canadian Ranger Abraham Metatawabin: “On behalf of Nishnawbe Aski Nation we send our love and prayers to Abraham’s family and the entire community of Fort Albany First Nation. Abraham was […]

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In Commemoration of Victims of the Kamloops Indian Residential School

SḴWX̱WÚ7MESH (SQUAMISH) and WEST VANCOUVER, BC, June 1, 2021  – Following the discovery of the burial site of 215 children whose lives were lost at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, the First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC), First Nations Schools Association (FNSA), and Indigenous Adult and Higher Learning Association (IAHLA) extend our deepest sympathies […]

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Métis Nation of Alberta President Audrey Poitras responds to Kamloops Indian Residential School discovery

June 1st, 2021 The following is a statement from MNA President Audrey Poitras. Like many around the nation, we are devastated to hear of the unmarked grave of 215 young souls in Kamloops. This is another painful reminder of the continued trauma experienced by Indigenous peoples across the nation at the hands of the Canadian […]

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OFIFC mourns 215 Indigenous children and all who suffered at residential schools

The Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres (OFIFC) is deeply saddened by the horrific news of finding 215 children buried in an unmarked location at the Kamloops Residential School. Our hearts are grieving alongside the children’s families, friends and loved ones. We are all deeply affected by this and know this tragedy brings many troubling […]

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Six Nations of the Grand River: Statement on Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation’s Recent Findings at Kamloops Residential School Site

It was confirmed that the remains of 215 children were found buried at the site of the former Kamloops Residential School in British Columbia. These remains were uncovered with the help of a ground penetrating radar specialist as part of an investigation that first began preliminary work in the early 2000’s. This tragic loss was […]

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Indigenous Tourism BC’s Response to Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation former Kamloops Residential School

June 1, 2021 On May 28, 2021,  Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation announced the discovery of the remains of 215 Indigenous on the grounds of the former Kamloops Residential School. Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the loss of these spirits. In our shared grief we reflect on the children in our own lives […]

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