Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc hold ceremony at former Kamloops residential school site


Members of Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc nation held a ceremony at the former site of the Kamloops Indian Residential School on this first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

There was an honour song and dance at the location where 215 probable graves were discovered on arguably ground zero of Canada’s residential school awakening.

Among those gathered were a number of survivors of the school.

Leaders in the community says this is a wake up call to enact all 94 calls to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report.

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A proud Métis from BC, Tina began her television career in 1997 as a talent agent for film and TV. She joined APTN National News in 2007 as a Video Journalist in the Vancouver bureau. In 2010, she was the recipient of the Amnesty International Human Rights Journalism Award for her story on murdered and missing women and girls.