Indigenous Community Support Statement by Education without Borders
June is National Indigenous History Month, a time to celebrate the heritage, diverse cultures and contributions of Indigenous peoples. Sadly, we are reminded, this year, of the intergenerational trauma Indigenous communities have lived through, and continue living through, following the discovery of the remains of 215 Indigenous children on the grounds of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C.
Education without Borders (EwB) grieves in solidarity with the Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc Nation, all Residential School survivors, their families and Indigenous communities across Canada.
EwB supports the 94 calls to action in the Truth and Reconciliation Report, including 71 to 76 Missing Children and Burial Information, and 77 to 86 National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, as well as Commemoration.
EwB requests the government to take action on the 94 calls to action.