As news came on May 28, 2021, that the remains of 215 children were found in undocumented and unmarked graves on the grounds of the former Kamloops Residential School, we as a church entered into a time of mourning for these relatives, their families, and their communities.
“Generations have been looking for their children, asking, ‘where did they go? Can you imagine your children taken away, never to return?”
If you are a residential school or inter-generational survivor and this content is upsetting, please call the National Indian Residential School Crisis Line at 1-866-925-4419.
From Indigenous Ministries and Justice
at The United Church of Canada
Click on the share box for Reflections from Elders, and letters from Rev John Snow, and President of Pacific Mountain Region Rev Blair Odney.
A Time for Mourning and Support
Reflection and Prayers from Rev Murray Pruden and Moderator Rev Richard Bott are attached for download and sharing
If you feel so inclined, Financial Resources GIVING can be directed to the Regional Thomas Crosby Fund to support Indigenous Ministry, the national church Healing Fund or the Indian Residential School Survivors Society