Thursday, June 24, 2021

Carleton Stands in Solidarity with Indigenous Communities

Kwey Kwey, Se:kon, Taanshi and Ullaquut.

Carleton University is profoundly saddened by the discovery of an estimated 751 unmarked graves on the site of the former Marieval Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan. The announcement from Cowessess First Nation comes after the discovery in May of 215 Indigenous children’s remains at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School on Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc land.

The Carleton community stands in solidarity with Indigenous communities, students, faculty and staff as we remember the survivors of the residential school system, and with the families of those whose children never returned to them.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this tragic finding, and campus flags are lowered to honour the spirit of each child.

If you or someone you know is in need of support, there are resources to help:

Indigenous students can contact the Centre for Indigenous Initiatives to book an appointment with Indigenous Counsellor Rylee Godin: Rylee can be reached at ryleegodin@cunet.carleton.ca.

Students can reach out to Health and Counselling Services: Carleton Health & Counselling Walk-In Clinic Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The 24-hour Indian Residential School Crisis Line is at 1-866-925-4419.

Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP) (for faculty and staff): (613) 725-5676. After hours emergencies: 1-844-720-1212

The Wabano Centre has a walk-in and urgent care clinic, call 613-748-0657. After hours crisis line: 613-722-6914.

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