On May 27, 2021, the chief of the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc First Nation made the announcement that a mass grave containing the remains of 215 children had been found at a former BC residential school. From Monday, May 31 to June 8, the flags at all SD 52 schools will be lowered for one hour for every child’s life taken in memory of the 215 children found in a mass grave in Kamloops, BC. #everychildmatters #215children.

The following is a list of resources and hotlines dedicated to supporting Indigenous people:

24/7 supports:

KUU-US Crisis Line – (1-800-588-8717)

Indian Residential School Survivors and Family – (1-866-925-4419) [Mon-Fri, 8am to 8pm PT] [Weekends, 10am to 2pm PT]

Tsow-Tun-Le-Lum Society – (1-888-403-3123)

Aboriginal Wellness Program (604-675-2551) or (1-866-884-0888)

Canadian Mental Health Association – British Columbia Division (1-800-555-8222)

Heretohelp – (1-800-661-2121)

First Nations Health Authority – Mental Health Benefit (https://www.fnha.ca/benefits/mental-health)

Metis Nation BC – Mental Health Services (https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/mental-health-substance-use/resources/kuu-us-crisis-line)

National Crisis Hotlines Kids Help Phone (1-800-668-6868)

Crisis Services Canada – (1-833-456-4566) or text 45645

First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line – (1-855-242-3310)