This afternoon, I had the opportunity to speak to the horrific revelations from Tk’emlups te Secwepemc last week.
An Indigenous friend from Kamloops tells me, “It’s a near insurmountable task to overcome the lessons that generations of systemic racism taught Canadians, but Indigenous people do it every day.”
Canadians are looking in the mirror, but let it not just be the rear-view.
A crisis line has been set up to provide support for former residential school students and those affected. You can access emotional and crisis referral services by calling 24-Hour National Crisis Line: 1-866-925-4419
Within B.C., the KUU-US Crisis Line Society provides a First Nations and Indigenous specific crisis line available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, toll-free from anywhere in British Columbia. The KUU-US Crisis Line can be reached toll-free at 1-800-588-8717.
First Nations Health Authority resource page for support services: https://www.fnha.ca/wha…/mental-wellness-and-substance-use