Revelstoke’s Aboriginal Friendship Society is planning a vigil on June 8, in the wake of the discovery of 215 children’s graves near the Kamloops Indian Residential School.
“Our hearts go out to all those affected by this devastating news,” the society said in a statement circulated via email.
Updates about the vigil will be shared via the groups Facebook page which can be found at facebook.com/groups/490487617771929. To get involved send them a message.
Counselling in is also available with a counsellor who has Indigenous roots and training in intergenerational trauma, through the Revelstoke Women’s Shelter Society. Call 250-837-1111 for more information.
The Indian Residential School Survivors Society also has a support line available at 1-800-721-0066.