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It is with a heavy heart that we are learning about the discovery on the former Kamloops Residential School grounds of the remains of 215 children who were students of the Residential School.

At 11 a.m. this morning we urge everyone, wherever they are, to pray, sing or drum — in backyards, in offices, in parking lots— as a way to honour these 215 children as well as our ancestors who died as a result of Residential Schools, and to support the healing of those who are still impacted by the truth of our history.

These undocumented deaths are part of the Residential Schools’ dark and brutal legacy of Indigenous children who were sent to these schools but who were never returned to their home communities. To learn more about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Missing Indigenous Children Project, go to http://www.trc.ca/events-and-projects/missing-children-project.html

Counselling support is available 24/7 by calling the Indian Residential School Survivors Society at 1.800.721.0066.

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