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Statement of Solidarity and Condolences to the Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc First Nations

Posted 2021-06-04

At the end of May, news broke of the discovery that the remains of 215 indigenous children are buried in the grounds of a residential school in Kamloops. It is a painful discovery which is being powerfully felt everywhere in our L’Arche communities and around the country.

We send our condolences to the Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc First Nations for the tragic loss of their children, and our thoughts are with all Indigenous communities across Canada.

 Please support the 80,000 residential school survivors in Canada by taking a step from thoughts to action.

 Six years ago, Dr. Marie Wilson, the Commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, spoke to L’Arche Canada, pointing out that all of us need to educate ourselves with regard to the injustices and suffering that Canada’s indigenous people have experienced, and to undertake actions that will work against such discrimination. Here is a link to the TRC’s 94 Calls to Action. Now, with summer upon us, I suggest each one of us choose at least one of these and follow through with it in our personal lives.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/truth-and-reconciliation-94-calls-to-action-1.3362258

 

For non-indigenous members, this blog is another starting point:

https://indiginews.com/okanagan/non-indigenous-people-heres-what-you-can-do-in-wake-of-kirs-news


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Statement of Solidarity and Condolences to the Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc First Nations

At the end of May, news broke of the discovery that the remains of 215 indigenous children are buried in the grounds of a residential school in Kamloops. It is a painful discovery which is being powerfully felt everywhere in our L’Arche communities and around the country.

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