I would like to express The Prosperity Project’s profound sorrow over the tragic news of the remains of the 215 children found on the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia. To our Founding Visionaries Roberta Jamieson and Vianne Timmons, and Visionaries Michèle Audette, Chastity Davis and Denise Williams, we stand in solidarity with you, the K’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation and all Indigenous people.
As many of you know, Vianne is the President of Memorial University. In a message to the Memorial University community she wrote in part…“A country in mourning, a community of support. The discovery of the remains of 215 children on the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia, has rightfully sent a shockwave throughout the country. The Memorial community stands in solidarity and sorrow with K’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation and all Indigenous people. This discovery is a stark reminder to us all of what Indigenous Peoples of this country know, and what the Truth and Reconciliation Commission tried to teach us: the residential school system was, and is, a source of tremendous suffering and trauma. I urge all members of our community to deepen their understanding of these issues and support Indigenous Peoples. The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation has a website rich with information – nctr.ca.”
Thank you Vianne for allowing us to share an excerpt from your note with The Prosperity Project community so that we can be reminded of the importance of deepening our understanding of these issues and how we can do so.
Founder, The Prosperity Project