Bringing Our Children Home seriesJun 29, 2021
When we hosted gatherings for the 215 children found buried at the Kamloops (Tk’emlups) Residential School, we knew that more graves would soon be found.
And now they have; and the grief continues.
We mourn the loss of all the children who never came home. Collectively we are in deep pain and many are searching for support and seeking guidance for what to do next, how to heal, and how to respond.
Throughout the Spring and Summer of 2021, we hosted our Bringing Our Children Home series, every Tuesday (4:00 PM PST) and Saturday (10:00 AM PST) to discuss the future of reconciliation.
Candy Palmater, Mi’maw comedian and host of the Candy Show, moderated our discussion on how we are all building the Reconciliation movement, exploring ideas that will help shape the future of Canada. All were invited and encouraged to attend this exceptional learning opportunity.
This and future gatherings will feature Reconciliation Canada Ambassador Chief Dr. Robert Joseph and CEO Karen Joseph alongside an expert panel of guest speakers.
To see our current or future events, visit our Facebook Event page.
Mental Health Resources:
If you need help, please reach out. You can locate mental health resources here:
Indian Residential School Survivor Society (IRSSS):
Kids Help Phone:
1-800-6686868 or text 686868
Suicide Crisis Line:
Battered Women’s Support Services:
IRS National Crisis Line:
Tsow-Tun Le Lum Crisis Line:
Ku-Us Crisis Line:
We are humbled by your messages of support, strength and resilience. Your support allows us to engage all Canadians in dialogue and transformative experiences that revitalize relationships and lay the framework for a new way forward.
How can you get involved: https://reconciliationcanada.ca/get-involved/how-to-get-involved/
Rewatch the gathering:
All of our gatherings are recorded and uploaded on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. Please share with your friends and family who could not make it to the gathering.
RC Facebook: https://fb.me/e/1uCFGY5az
RC YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKs1gCavn1rY36XSx1_GeQg
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