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An Indigenous artist is responsible for creating this powerful memorial on the steps of the Vancouver Art Gallery, honouring the 215 children whose remains were discovered on the grounds of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C. this May. Photo by Tina Taphouse via Twitter/@ttaphouse

FNHL statement on first anniversary of #215

The First Nations House of Learning remembers and acknowledges the first anniversary of the tragic news that 215 unmarked graves were discovered on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School on the territory of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc. We feel sorrow and sadness surrounding these children’s deaths and for those whose unmarked graves […]

Red dresses hang at the First Nations Longhouse in memory of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. This photograph was taken at the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women: An Epidemic Crossing the Medicine Line Conference , in 2019. Credit: Kevin Ward/UBC

FNHL Statement on Red Dress Day

Today, on National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, also known as Red Dress Day, the First Nations House of Learning stands in solidarity with the families of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and relatives. As we honour their lives, and acknowledge the pain and sorrow felt by their […]