It’s unbelievable that BC hasn’t declared a #dayofmourning. Does the province really need to be invited by Indigenous peoples to do that? Do we need to sign a MOU? How many bodies? #215Indigenouschildren should be enough. Take action @jjhorgan @GraceALore @MurrayRankinNDP #bcpoli
On @CBContheisland today @MurrayRankinNDP said that his govt waits to get direction from Indigenous peoples on what to do next. That’s not true. It is a ruse that places the responsibility on those who are disempowered by those who are empowered. It’s shameful, harmful & racist.
Can anyone in BC imagine any scenario where the discovery of the remains of hundreds of children would not warrant a day of mourning? Or that the province would have the gall to say ‘gee, let’s wait to hear from community’ before taking action? That would never happen.
A #BCdayofmourning is the VERY LEAST British Columbia can do to show it actually cares about the loss of #215Indigenouschildren and Indigenous people should not have to ask the @jjhorgan to do so.
ʔaq̓am has held days of ceremony at the St Eugene Mission, the residential school that saw thousands of children pass through its doors including my father, uncles and five siblings. Three of my siblings were buried there before they were old enough to attend. We are grieving.

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