Honouring the 215 Indigenous children
Updated: Oct 20, 2021
Tansi, today Metis Nation of Alberta Region 6 will honour the 215 Indigenous children whose remains were found in a mass grave at the Kamloops Indian Residential School site. We are shocked and dismayed by this discovery. The Metis Nation stands firmly alongside our First Nations brothers and sisters to acknowledge this national travesty.
Indigenous people are grieving, as we remember the dark history of residential schools and move through our healing journey.
Mass graves existed here in northern Alberta, and we call upon the Provincial and Federal
governments to support our Nations and families in locating all graves and allow us to ensure the observance of our traditional laws, customs and protocols to honour and remember our deceased children.
We extend our deepest condolences to the communities and families impacted by this tragedy. Today we ask our citizens to join us in recognizing these children by wearing orange, engaging in ceremony, offering prayer and songs.
Anyone having difficulty dealing with this tragedy, please remember it is important to reach out for support. Talk to an Elder or access the residential school crisis line at 1-866-925-4419.
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