In a press release dated July 8, the First Nation observes deep grief as it remembers children who have not returned to their families.
We know that we have many brothers and sisters from our neighboring communities who have been sent to the Cooper Island Indian Residential School, representatives of the First Nation of Pennsylvania write in their press release. It is not possible to recover from genocide and human rights abuses. Healing is a continuous process, sometimes it goes well, sometimes we lose others because the burden is too much.
Again, we face the shock of these genocides, write to the representatives of the first nation of Penalgood. Each time, it adds a little healing, they add.
Courage is not fearless, but action in spite of fear.
Respect and meditation
Penalgood Nation is organizing a parade on August 2 on Seminius on Vancouver Island.
It invites its members and people to attend several tribute ceremonies on July 28 and August 4.
Indigenous peoples are also welcome to know our facts, referring to the nation. Grief cannot happen overnight. There are a lot of facts to tell and hear.
Help and support
- The residential school provides bilingual hotline psychological support for adults and those affected by residential schools and provides referrals for assistance. She is available 24-8 hours a day at 1-866-925-4419.
- Health Assistance Tax (New Window) (New window) Provides instant assistance to all members of the tribal population, along with culturally sensitive counselors, by phone (1 855 242-3310) or by chat. Assistance is also available on request in Cree, Ojibwe or Inuktitut.
- British Columbia offers two support services in English. The KUU-US Hotline is available to first-country people 24/7 by phone at 1-800-588-8717 or online at kuu-uscrisisline.com (New Window). (New window). L ‘Indian Residential School Survivors Society, In British Columbia, also has the Crisis Fortress of 1-866-925-4419.