Honouring the children: a space for silence
In the depths of sorrow and grief there is a space for silence.
At 2:15 p.m. today, Monday, May 31, 2021, all members of the Capilano University community are invited to step into this space, together, in a moment of silence. The time of 2:15 p.m. signifies the harrowing discovery of the remains of 215 children as young as three years old on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School.
A terrible truth, one of so many, is coming to light. Children whose stories have gone untold, their fates unknown until now. We honour their lives and the courageous determination of the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation to find these missing children and bring answers to their families.
The flag outside the Library Building on our main campus will remain lowered until sunset on June 21, 2021, National Indigenous Peoples Day. In the time between now and then, may we all ask ourselves and each other, what we can do to further the work of reconciliation.
And then do it.
Supports and Resources
Indian Residential School Survivors Society
KUU-US Crisis Line Society
Here to Help: Resources and Referrals
Submitted by: Communications