The news from Cowessess First Nation about the 751 unmarked graves on the site of the former Marieval Indian Residential School is horrific and shocking. The UCC joins the Cowessess First Nation, Indigenous communities, and all Canadians in mourning and grief. May the Memory of the Victims Be Eternal. Вічная Пам’ять.
We cannot imagine the pain and suffering endured by Indigenous children and Indigenous families that was caused by the racist, discriminatory policy of Residential Schools. As a people and a country, we must face this terrible legacy and redouble our commitment to address this historical injustice.