Kamloops This Week article: “Governor General to be at Tk’emlúps ceremony”.
CFJC News Article May 18: Tk’emlups te Secwépemc plans day-long event to mark first year since confirmation of unmarked graves
The Tk’emlups poster and schedule are linked at the bottom of this page.
Memorial For 215+ | Le Estcwicwéy̓
Monday, May 23rd the Tk̓emlúps Pow Wow Arbour will be the scene of a special event marking one year since the announcement of the confirmation of Le Estcwicwe̓y̓ (The Missing).
This is a cultural event which is open to the public. It will feature events such as a Sunrise Ceremony, and reflections of the past year. There will be several Secwe´pemc cultural performances including pipe carriers, hand drumming, and jingle dress dancing.
KUC’s Reconciliation Exploration Circle (R.E.C.) encourages you to attend. (on your own or together)
If you would like to attend together, please contact Patricia at either email@example.com or 250-828-0157 by 7pm Thursday, May 19th (so we know how many passengers we have).
We will meet at KUC at 8:30 a.m. Monday, May 23rd. Four KUC people have offered to drive those who wish to travel together, to attend during the morning. Masking will be required in the vehicles. (We will return to KUC before lunch.)
2 other opportunities:
Evening Entertainment, Closing Remarks, Farewell Song & Closing Prayer.
I will also have room for 3 passengers to attend the musical entertainment that is scheduled to begin at 6 pm.
Contact me by 7pm Thursday to make arrangements to attend this part of the memorial. We will meet at KUC at 5:30 pm and return after the 7pm Closing Remarks, Farewell Song and Closing Prayer.
The day’s schedule:
The Monday, May 23rd event begins at 5am with a Sunrise Ceremony, continuing until the 7pm events are concluded,
It is open to everyone. The schedule is listed below, and on the poster on this page.
5:00 AM Sunrise Ceremony
9:00 AM Opening Prayer & Secwépemc Welcome Song
9:30 AM Introductions & Opening Remarks
10:00 AM Words of Reconciliation
10:30 AM Words of Reflections
11:30 AM Honoring & Honor Song
12:30 PM Lunch & Hand Drumming
1:30 PM Paul Creek Tribal Singers and Dancers
2:00 PM Give Away
3:30 PM Dance of Healing
4:30 PM Health Break
5:00 PM Feast
6:00 PM Musical Entertainment
7:00 PM Closing Remarks, Secwépemc Farewell song, Closing Prayer.
The Sunrise Ceremony
If you have read this far and would like to be on the grounds when the ceremony begins at 5 a.m., contact Patricia (phone and email at the start & end of this message) by 7 pm Thursday and we’ll make arrangements.
Contact Patricia by 7pm Thursday, May 19th at 250-828-0157 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a ride. If you leave a message, please include your phone number.