Thank you to the Kamloops United Church Reconciliation Committee for the response which has been shared with the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc as well as with local media:
It was with deep sorrow that we, the congregation of Kamloops United Church, heard about the discovery of the remains of215 children at Tk’emlups Reserve, the site of a formerResidential School. Along with Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc, we mourn the loss of these young lives whose trust and innocence was violated. With hope and prayer we yearn for peace and healing for the families and Indigenous people across the country.
This long-suspected tragedy is a stark reminder of Canada’s shameful history with the Indigenous people of this land. We acknowledge that we have a responsibility and a role to play in reconciliation. At KUC we pledge to continue to walk with theIndigenous people of the area, and work on the TRC Calls to the Church, to build a just relationship towards Reconciliation.