MNO observed a moment of silence for the 215 lost children June 6 at 6pm

The devastating revelations of Kamloops Indian Residential School tragedy has deeply saddened and disturbed our nation; reminding us of the lasting impact of intergenerational trauma and the vast reconciliation work still to be done. (See the MNO’s statement here)

PCMNO Executive Senator Rene Gravelle asks all Citizens to join him this Sunday, June 6 at 6pm EST for a few moments of silence and prayer for the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Nation, and for all our relations who have lost loved ones at the Kamloops Indian Residential School and similar institutions.

The recent exposure of this long hidden tragedy, demands Canada’s attention and acknowledgement. The lasting impacts and legacy of the Residential Schools continues to be felt deeply by Métis, First Nations and Inuit communities. During this collective moment of silence, we ask that you hold all Residential School victims, survivors and their families in your thoughts.

The MNO recognizes that processing such a tragedy is both difficult and personal, and we encourage Citizens to seek support for grief you may be experiencing.

A National Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line has been set up to provide support for former students and those affected.  Access emotional and crisis referral services by calling the 24-hr national crisis line at 1-866-925-4419.