Northern Rockies Regional Municipality

NRRM Recognizes Truth & Reconciliation - In Memory of Children Lost

Flags at Municipal facilities fly at half-mast for 215 hours in memory of the children lost at the hands of Kamloops Indian Residential School, resulting from the discovery of remains at the site last week.

At today's Special Regional Council meeting, Mayor Foster read the following statement on behalf of Regional Council:

“The Northern Rockies Regional Municipality sends our most sincere condolences to the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation, our neighbouring First Nations and Indigenous communities across Canada further to the discovery of the burial site of hundreds of children at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School grounds.

This news is a profound reminder of the unthinkable tragedies experienced by Canada’s Indigenous peoples and is yet another call to find the truth through the dark history of residential schools in our communities.  For those families whose children were taken and never returned, and for those who survived to have seen the effects throughout their generations, we acknowledge our duty to do better, and support reconciliation efforts to bring about necessary changes in our society today.

We hope these young souls can be returned to their communities to be properly remembered and laid to rest among their families who have gone before them.”

Support is available for Residential School survivors, through the First Nations Health Authority, or by calling the 24-hour Residential School Crisis Line at 1-866-925-4419.

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