Remembering the 215: Calls to Action

For the month of June, the WAG building will be lit orange in honour of Indigenous Peoples History Month and in recognition of the 215 children whose remains were found on the former site of the Kamloops Indian Residential School on Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc First Nation.

WAG-Qaumajuq supports the renewed calls from the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation for all the children who never came home. Learn more here.

“There are renewed calls for healing and supports to Indigenous communities and Indigenous leaders calling for radar ground searches at every residential school site. Let’s honour these lost children by treating the Kamloops Residential School mass grave as a turning point to action. Survivors and their families deserve answers today.” ~ Stephanie Scott, Executive Director⁠ of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

We encourage settler Canadians to get involved in the following ways and by writing a letter to their MP to urge the Federal government to take action by supporting Indigenous communities’ calls for ground radar searches at every residential school in Canada. A sample letter is below.

Additional Information & Ways to Support:

Sample Letter

  1. Identify your MP
  2. Copy their email address into a new email
  3. Copy and paste sample letter below, or another message, into an email
Dear _______,

 

I am writing as one of your constituents to express my deep concerns about the discovery of 215 children at the former site of the Kamloops Indian Residential School on Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc First Nation. 

 

I would like the Government of Canada to provide supports to Indigenous communities to conduct ground radar searches at residential school sites within their territories so that all of the lost children can be identified and given a proper burial. This is in direct reference to the TRC Call’s to Actions 71-76. 

 

Sincerely
(insert your name)
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