News & Updates

2021

2021, June 24 – Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) and Cowessess First Nation

It was announced today that a total of 751 unmarked graves were found at the site of the former Marieval residential school in Saskatchewan. That figure triples the recent announcement made on June 9 on the remains of 215 children found at the site of a residential school in Kamloops B.C. We are deeply saddened by this news and our thoughts are with the Cowessess First Nation, along with all Indigenous communities across Canada who continue to mourn this terrible loss.

We acknowledge over seven generations of Indigenous people continue to feel the effects of personal and intergenerational trauma resulting from harms and abuses experienced at residential or day schools. If you are experiencing trauma or need to talk, we encourage you to call the National Indian Residential School Crisis Line at 1-866-925-4419 or the Hope for Wellness Helpline at 1-855-242-3310 or, for online counselling support, visit hopeforwellness.ca. If you are in B.C., you can call the First Nations and Indigenous Crisis Line offered through the KUU-US Crisis Line Society, toll-free at 1-800-588-8717.

2021, June 7 – Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation
Recently, the remains of 215 children were found at the site of a residential school in Kamloops B.C., with thousands of other children still unaccounted. Our thoughts are with Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation, as well as with all Indigenous communities across Canada who continue to mourn this loss. We acknowledge that over seven generations of Indigenous people continue to feel the effects of personal and intergenerational trauma resulting from harms and abuses experienced at residential or days schools. If you are experiencing trauma or need to talk, we encourage you to call the National Indian Residential School Crisis Line at 1-866-925-4419 or the Hope for Wellness Helpline at 1-855-242-3310 or, for online counselling support, visit hopeforwellness.ca. If you are in B.C., you can call the First Nations and Indigenous Crisis Line offered through the KUU-US Crisis Line Society, toll-free at 1-800-588-8717.

2011

2011, May 20 – Canadian Bar Association letter regarding Boarding Homes in Residential School Settlement