Yorkville University’s Statement of Condolence and Continued Commitment to Truth and Reconciliation

Thought Leadership

May 31, 2021

As we begin to commemorate National Indigenous History Month, Yorkville University sends its sincerest condolences to the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation and all Indigenous peoples on the tragic discovery of the remains of 215 Indigenous children at a former residential school in Kamloops B.C.

Let’s continue to commit to Truth and Reconciliation with active self-reflection and relationship-building with all Indigenous communities.

We invite members of our community to educate themselves on the long-lasting and devastating impacts of residential schools on Indigenous peoples by learning more about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Final Report and its Calls to Action.

A 24-hour National Residential School Crisis Line has been set up to provide emotional and crisis support for former students and those affected at 1-866 925-4419.

In B.C., the KUU-US Crisis Line Society provides a First Nations and Indigenous-specific crisis line available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is toll-free and can be reached at 1-800-588-8717 or online at kuu-uscrisisline.com.

Yours Sincerely,

Rick Davey

President, Yorkville University