The horrific discovery of the remains of 215 children at the former site of the Kamloops Indian Residential School is a terrible reminder of the legacy of residential schools in Canada.
Families were torn apart as part of a systemic strategy to colonize Indigenous lands and “remove the Indian from the child.”
All Canadians have inherited this legacy and must embrace their responsibility for reconciliation as the truth is uncovered.
The University of Winnipeg community stands with the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation and all Indigenous peoples as the depth of this tragedy is discovered and horrors, past and present, are brought to light.
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