No words can describe this news of our lost children ... 215 some young as 3 years old.
There were over 130 residential school in Canada prior to the final closing in 1996.
Carver Tom LaFortune who resides in Victoria mentioned in a recent phone call how devastating this news has been for him and his family. We discussed our emotional attachment to this tragic event, we decided to take action. We can no long rely on government to take initiative.
There are several locations on Vancouver Island where residential schools were located including the following:
Kuper Island Residential School - Penelakut Island
St. Michaels Residential School - Alert Bay
Christie (Clayoquot/Kakawis) School - Tofin/Mears Island
Alberni Residential School - Port Alberni
Ahousaht Residential School -Ahousaht Island
Following our protocols, guided by our Elders and working with our young people, we want to start searching the residential school properties. Using the technology that was used at Tk'emlups residential school (Kamloops) it is critical we begin searching for more of our lost children.
This will take time and resources to make this happen.
Tom and I are requesting your support ... Help us raise money to buy this ground penetrating radar unit estimated to be worth $25,000.
This is not an easy task , but we feel strongly that we must take action.
Full accountability will be used in this fund raising event to find our children.
Should you have any questions, please reach out at our email at [email redacted] and we can discuss further.
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