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Professor Wanda Gabriel
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Wanda Gabriel is a professor of social work at McGill University and a citizen of Kanehsatà:ke, Kanieke’ha:ke nation. The Coalition for the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples received this video of Professor Gabriel discussing intergenerational trauma, its impacts for Indigenous peoples, the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and Bill C-15.

CFSC holds in the Light all affected with the news of the 215 children found at Kamloops Indian Residential School. The National Indian Residential School Crisis Line is available to provide emotional and crisis referral services to former residential school students. It is available 24 hours a day at 1-866-925-4419. All Indigenous people can access the Hope for Wellness Help Line at hopeforwellness.ca or by phoning 1-855-242-3310.  

For more information about the finding of the unmarked graves at the site of the former Kamloops Residential School see this brief from the Tk̓emlúps te Secwépemc (PDF) and see this document on how to support Tḱemlúps te Secwépemc (PDF).

See also this brief video from Murray Sinclair, head commissioner of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Learn more about truth and reconciliation.