Kamloops residential school discovery

Kamloops Rural, B.C.

2021-05-28 14:26 PDT

On Wednesday May 26, 2021, the Tk’emlúps Rural RCMP Detachment was contacted by the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc community leaders regarding a discovery made on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. 

We share the community’s sadness in learning of the recent discovery, said Superintendent Sydney Lecky, Kamloops RCMP. We are mindful that news of the discovery may evoke memories of trauma and emotions. We encourage anyone who needs help to please reach out.

As the Tk’emlúps RCMP Detachment moves forward, we will be working with the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc community leaders in determining the next steps and the best way to be involved, while at the same time being supportive, respectful, and culturally sensitive to the Indigenous communities that are impacted.

Out of respect for all indigenous communities, the RCMP will be working closely with Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc community leaders and following their lead on the release of information at this time.

We also ask everyone to please respect the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc request to not attend the Heritage Park, which is closed to the public during this sensitive work.

Support is available by calling the 24-hour National Indian Residential School Crisis Line at 1-866-925-4419.

 

Released by

Cst. Crystal Evelyn

Media Relations Officer
Kamloops RCMP
kamloops.rcmp.ca
560 Battle Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6N4
Office: 250-828-3000
Fax: 250-828-3034

Email: crystal.evelyn@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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