Flags lowered to half-mast to honour residential school victims

Western University’s flags will be at half-mast for 215 hours to recognize the tragic loss of 215 children whose remains were found on the site of the former Indian Residential School in Kamloops, BC.

Our hearts are with the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc People, and with Indigenous People across Turtle Island, who lost so many members of their community during this shameful period in Canada’s history.

We know this news brings with it feelings of grief, sorrow and anger.

A national Indian Residential School crisis line is available to provide 24/7 support to residential school survivors and others who are affected: 1-866-925-4419.