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CFAS Pays Tribute to 215 Indigenous Children

posted on May 31, 2021
Dear members:
 
This past week, Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc First Nation announced the devastating discovery of the remains of 215 Indigenous children buried in unmarked graves at the site of the former residential school in Kamloops, BC. To read the full story, click here. The discovery speaks of unimaginable horror and deep loss. It is a painful reminder of the profound, lasting harms on Indigenous communities, and of the heartbreaking and ongoing intergenerational trauma suffered by Indigenous families.
 
June is National Indigenous History Month – a month during which we honour the history, sacrifices, advancements, culture and diversity of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples in Canada. As we celebrate Indigenous History Month, let us also take the time to acknowledge the deep losses and lasting impacts Indigenous communities suffered and continue to suffer in Canada. 
 
Please join us today at 2:15 pm for a moment of silence to remember the 215 Indigenous children and their lives lost.
 
Further, the CFAS asks it's members to take action by visiting the On Canada Project website (click here) for steps individuals can take to progress change.
 
Sincerely,
 
Goldi Gill, Executive Director
The CFAS Board of Directors