Condolences to Indigenous communities

Limestone Learning Foundation
Condolences to Indigenous communities
Posted on 06/25/2021
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The Limestone District School Board is saddened to learn of the recent mass burial site near the former Marieval Residential School in Saskatchewan.

This latest unearthing, on top of those uncovered at the former Kamloops Residential School in British Columbia, and other locations in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, is beyond heartbreaking. These are vivid and disturbing reminders of the violence and genocide perpetrated on Indigenous children, families and communities.

We share our condolences with the families and communities affected by these horrific acts. Flags at the Education Centre and all school sites will be flown at half-mast until further notice.

We will take time to reflect and consult with Indigenous leaders and communities to determine respectful and healing next steps. We are conscious of making statements without causing further harm to survivors.

In the meantime, Limestone recommits to our important role in educating our school communities about the shameful legacy of residential schools, and the ongoing need for Truth and ongoing and meaningful Reconciliation. Learn more about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s 94 Calls to Action.

The National Indian Residential School Crisis line is 1-866-925-4419. Kids Help Phone can be accessed 24/7 by calling  1-800-668-6868 or visiting the Kids Help Phone website for text and chat options.

For more information, please contact:
Karen Smith, Communications Officer
613-544-6925 x 314 | 613-328-0947 mobile

The Limestone District School Board is situated on traditional territories of the Anishinaabe & Haudenosaunee.