A Statement from the ADF Mother Grove on the discovery of the remains of children outside of former Canadian residential schools:
With the discovery of the remains of 215 children outside of the former Kamloops residential school in the community of Tk’emlúps te Secweìpem, in present-day British Columbia, Canada, we in ADF wish to share our deepest condolences with those Indigenous communities who are grieving. We recognize and honour the stolen lives of these children and the countless others whose lives have been impacted by Canada’s residential schools.
As people who spiritually build a connection with the land on which we reside, we abhor and denounce the mistreatment of the primary caretakers of this land, the first peoples of Turtle Island.
We pray for true reconciliation for our Indigenous kin. May those who have suffered find justice and peace. And may we all continue to build right relationships with each other.