Every Child Matters

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Over about 140 years of operation at over 150 Indian Residential School locations, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) research indicates that at least 3,213 children are reported to have died. This is a conservative estimate in light of the sporadic record keeping and poor document survival, and the early state of research into a vast (and still growing) archive. Most of these children died far from home, and often without their families being adequately informed of the circumstances of death or the place of burial. For the most part, the surviving records do not provide this information, and the report below marks an early effort at searching for these resting places.

Read more:Where are the Children Buried? by Dr. Scott Hamilton
Dept. of Anthropology, Lakehead University Thunder Bay, Ontario

Kamloops Indian Residential School (KIRS) Le Estcwéý (The Missing) Report Findings Presentation and Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Next Steps - Media Event. Interviews with BCAFN Regional Chief Terry Teegee and Board Director, Chief Harvey McLeod (residential school survivor and former student of the Kamloops Indian Residential School). The media event was held on July 15, 2021.

Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Press Releases 

Statement from the Office of the Chief, Kukpi7 Rosanne Casimir
Remains of Children of Kamloops Residential School Discovered

BCAFN Press Releases

BCAFN grieves on discovery of location of unmarked graves of children who attended the Kamloops Indian Residential School