The Lincoln County Law Association Board of Directors approved the below statement at their June Board meeting earlier this month. The statement addresses the discovery of unmarked graves at Residential Schools.
The recent discovery of a mass grave in Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation, at the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, is a stark reminder that the horrors of our nation’s history are not history, but are in fact ongoing. The Lincoln County Law Association wishes to acknowledge and honour the lives of those 215 children, as well as the many others who never returned home, those who survived residential schools, their families, and all who were and continue to be impacted by the horrible enduring legacy of those facilities.
We stand with our Indigenous colleagues, members of the community, survivors, and their families. We bear a collective responsibility to educate ourselves, and to act with care and compassion as we work towards reconciliation with the hope of a better future.
President, Lincoln County Law Association