Lambton College Statement on Children Remains Discovered at Former Residential School Site

The college community grieves the loss of the children and acknowledges the pain and trauma experienced by the families and communities through the devastation of the residential school system.
The college community grieves the loss of the children and acknowledges the pain and trauma experienced by the families and communities through the devastation of the residential school system.

Lambton College has lowered its flags for 215 hours to honour the 215 Indigenous children discovered in mass graves at a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C., located on the traditional territory of the Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc.

The college community grieves the loss of the children and acknowledges the pain and trauma experienced by the families and communities through the devastation of the residential school system.

This horrific discovery is a painful reminder of the injustices against Indigenous people. It is our collective responsibility as a nation to educate ourselves on the past and present to ensure that we move towards processes of truth and reconciliation.

Reconciliation with Indigenous people is a national imperative and an important context as our College moves forward. As an academic institution, Lambton plays a significant role in responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action. As written into our strategic plan, Lambton remains committed to advancing Truth & Reconciliation in collaboration with Indigenous communities: https://www.lambtoncollege.ca/About_Us/Our_College/Strategic_Plan/Our_Local___Global_Community/

For our Indigenous students and employees, we are here for you. The Indigenous Student Centre continues to provide a supportive community for anyone who may be struggling. Virtual Elder visits are also available by appointment for those who would like to talk or need information. To connect to the Indigenous Student Centre, go to https://www.lambtoncollege.ca/ACLC/Contact_Us/

For mental health counselling and if you would like to speak to someone, students can also book an appointment by emailing counselling@lambtoncollege.ca.


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