Following the discovery of the remains of 215 children who attended the former Kamloops Residential School in British Columbia, IMAA extends its deepest condolences to all members of the Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation, as well as to all indigenous peoples.
In light of the horrific situation, we would like to share various support initiatives:
|The Indian Residential School Survivor Society (IRSSS) whose mandate is to assist First Nation Peoples in British Columbia to recognize and be holistically empowered from the primary and generational effect of the Residential Schools by supporting research, education, awareness, partnerships, and advocating for justice and healing. The Indian Residential School Survivors Society also provides a crisis line. By phone: 1-866-925-4419 Donate | More about|
|The Hope for Wellness Help Line offers immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada. Phone and chat counselling is available in English and French. On request, phone counselling is also available in: Cree, Ojibway, Inuktitut. Call the toll-free Help Line at 1-855-242-3310, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or use the chat box below to connect with a counsellor on-line. More about|
|The KUU-US Crisis Line Society is a non-profit registered charity that provides 24 hour crisis services through education, prevention and intervention programs. By phone: 1-800-588-8717, or on the website: kuu-uscrisisline.com.|