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Tk’emlúps Residential School Response

Posted on May 31, 2021

The Village of Pemberton is devastated to learn of the discovery of the remains of 215 Indigenous children the Tk’emlúps Residential School (Kamloops Indian Residential School). The Village would like to offer its deepest sympathies to the Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation (TteS) and all First Nations and Indigenous communities affected by the residential school system.

We are flying flags at half-mast for 215 hours as recognition of this tragic discovery and an acknowledgment of the trauma and grief caused by Canada’s residential schools both then and now.

A national Indian Residential School Crisis Line is open at 1.866.925.4419 with 24-hour support for former students and those affected, along with referrals to emotional and crisis services.

Within B.C., the KUU-US Crisis Line Society, providing First Nations and Indigenous-specific support, can be reached toll-free at any time at 1-800-588-8717 or online at kuu-uscrisisline.com.

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