On March 2, 2023, the Tseshaht First Nation issued a press release and 26 CAlls to Truth and Justice as they revealed the results from scanning 10% of the potential burial areas at the Alberni Indian Residential School site.
As a United Church of Canada congregation, as a people of justice and reconciliation, we receive this news with heavy hearts, and open to what of these calls and other calls to truth, justice and reconciliation speak to us in this day and time.
Click on the video to view the press conference and ceremony that took place with this announcement .
Please reach out to Rev. Sophia Ducey if you would like to be part of the ongoing conversation of how we will respond locally this news and the calls to action.
Also - keep checking back on the Reconciliation Walk website for more details of the Walk that occurs annually from Fort Langley to St. Mary's Residential School in Mission, BC.