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Posted: May 30, 2021

Kootenay East MLA speaks to horrific Kamloops discovery

MLA Tom Shypitka

Kootenay East MLA Tom Shypitka May 29 spoke to the recent discovery of a mass grave for at least 215 indigenous children at the Kamloops Residential School.

Shypitka stated on social media the ground penetrating radar assisted discovery of the mass grave “is a stark truth about our dark history. The findings confirmed an unthinkable loss that was spoken about but never documented.

“To me personally, this is so sickening it is hard to post my thoughts in fear of understating one of the most gut -wrenching events I have ever been made aware of.

“We all need to hear and learn the stories that come from the investigations that will follow in the coming days and months and truly add them to the collective of other truths we are all beginning to learn,” Shypitka said.

“I think of my constituents and friends in the Ktunaxa communities across Kootenay East and I give my heart felt support in what is a terrible and tragic discovery. Let us all pray for these 215 beautiful souls.”


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