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Statement on the Kamloops Indian Residential School burials

Statement on the Kamloops Indian Residential School burials

The Centre is saddened to hear about the recent discovery of 215 children buried at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School.

Photograph of Kamloops Indian Residential School, undated. From the Oblate Fathers (Deschatelets) – Les Oeuvres Oblates de l’Ontario collection at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (10a-c000432-d0007-001).

The bodies of 200 children found at former Kamloops residential school

Centre Academic Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-Kwe, spoke to CBC about the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation’s findings of burials.