A Statement from 101 Deweguns Circle

A Statement from The 101 Deweguns Circle

We are heartbroken over the discovery at the former residential school on Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc territory in Kamloops, BC where the remains of 215 children were found.
Our deepest support and sympathies go out to those who have been lost and those impacted by this discovery.

Now more than ever we hear our call. We are dedicated to supporting Indigenous education, to cultivate reconciliation through the arts and create an environment where all are welcome and together we move forward.

We do this because the truth matters…
Indigenous history matters…

– 101 Deweguns Circle


Take Action:

We are asking that you join other Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada who are committed to ensuring the discovery of 215 children buried at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School activates a movement to help build a better Canada.

  • By taking the pledge, you have joined the growing number of voices urging Canada’s leaders and decision-makers to take five concrete actions towards reconciliation:
    Deny the narrative that this was an isolated incident.

  • Channel feelings of anger towards action.
  • Uncover other undocumented children and youth throughout Canada’s residential schools.
  • Reunite families with the remains of loved ones.
  • Accept the truth of residential school survivors and Indigenous Peoples’ lived experience.


For immediate assistance for those who need it, 24/7 crisis lines are available:

  • The Indian Residential School Survivors and Family Crisis Line at 1-866-925-4419
  • Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868 or text 686868
  • Or call your local mental health crisis line.