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UM lowers flag to honour children of Kamloops Indian Residential School

May 30, 2021 — 

The University of Manitoba lowered its flag over the Administration Building to honour the children whose remains were discovered on the grounds of the Kamloops Indian Residential School at Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation in British Columbia. The flag will remain at half-mast for four days.

Message from UM President Michael Benarroch:

“The University of Manitoba community grieves for the 215 children whose remains were found at the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. The discovery of these children, whose lives were stolen from their communities, is devastating. The University of Manitoba, in partnership with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) and Indigenous partners, is committed to face the painful truths of our history and present, and move forward on the path to reconciliation. We will work to honour the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.”

Those seeking support can contact the National Indian Residential School Crisis Line 1-866-925-4419.

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