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Kukpi7 addresses the discovery of remains in Tk’emlups te Secwépemc

Today, we mourn the loss of our relatives after learning about the discovery of the remains of 215 children buried at the former Kamloops Residential School in Tk’emlups te Secwépemc. We understand that many of our people attended this school or have loved ones who attended this school, or other residential schools. Please take the time today to check in with your loved ones and take care of yourself. Knucwentwecw – help each other. If you or a community member you know needs support, there are caring professionals available to speak with you:

  • Splatsin Health Services Mental Wellness Team (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.): 1-250-838-9538
  • KU-USS Crisis Line (24/7): 1-800-588-8717
  • Indian Residential School Survivors Support Line (24/7): 1-866-925-4419

Read the official statement from Kukpi7 (Chief) Rosanne Casimir Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc HERE.

Watch this short video from Kukpi7 Wayne Christian below. Updates will be published on our website and on our social media channels as they are available.

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