TRUFA Decolonization Indigenization Reconciliation Committee (DRIC) Statement

Solidarity with the Secwépemc People
May 28, 2021
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TRUFA Decolonization Indigenization Reconciliation Committee (DRIC) Statement

Whereas the Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc First Nation have announced the findings of the “remains of 215 children of the Kamloops Indian Residential School” on May 27, 2021, and;

Whereas there have been repeated calls to action by Indigenous nations, scholars, and activists that crimes of genocide be investigated by independent observers working in international bodies, such as the International Criminal Court (ICC), therefore,

Be it resolved that we support the calls by Indigenous nations, scholars, and activists for an independent, international criminal investigation by the ICC and/or other United Nations bodies into the Canadian state’s design, implementation, and administration of the Indian Residential School System and its ongoing destructive impact on Indigenous nations.