The end of June marks the close of Indigenous History Month. A month of grief, following the discovery of 215 undocumented remains of children at the Kamloops Indian Residential School at the end of May, and 751 remains at the Marieval Indian Residential School last week.Children’s Healthcare Canada
These discoveries are a stark reminder of the trauma inflicted on Indigenous communities in our countries not so distant history. We hope this catalyzes the action and momentum needed to fully implement all 94 calls to action laid out in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada report.
In addition to the statement released by Children’s Healthcare Canada and the Pediatric Chairs of Canada below, originally shared on June 28, they have compiled a list of Indigenous child health learning sessions from our knowledge mobilization archive.