Board sends message of sympathy and support after discovery at Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc

Posted On Friday May 28, 2021

The Kamloops-Thompson Board of Education sends its sympathies and support to the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc, and all those impacted by the recent confirmation of remains of children found buried on the grounds of the TteS residential school.

“The tragic legacy of residential schools continues to impact our communities,” said Board Chair, Rhonda Kershaw. “I can’t pretend to understand the depth of sadness being experienced, but I grieve with those affected and, with the board and our staff, we will work towards a better future through reconciliation.”  

“Yesterday’s horrific discovery will reverberate through our students, their families, and our staff,”
said Superintendent Dr. Terry Sullivan. “I know that the impact of this discovery will always remain with us and we will continue to work towards truth and reconciliation with our Indigenous partners.”

On Friday, district staff reached out to all affected communities to offer support, and to bring together resources to support students, their families and any staff who may be impacted.

 

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