NAIT's response to discovery of grave site at Kamloops residential school

Published on May 31, 2021

"Our hearts go out to community members grieving the recent discovery of a mass grave containing the remains of 215 Indigenous children at the former residential school in Kamloops. This is devastating news with which the NAIT community is struggling.  

"The history of residential schools in Canada is horrific. We all have a responsibility to learn the truth of the past and to bring it to bear on the current and ongoing work of reconciliation. It is the first step in that important process. We acknowledge that Indigenous people continue to be marginalized in Canadian society and that we must remain committed to advancing the 94 Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.  

"The team at NAIT’s Nîsôhkamâtotân Centre is grieving. They have also done and continue to do important work to help our community understand the truth and to seek ways to reconcile for the past. NAIT is committed to continuing our efforts. We know that much more progress must be made. "

Laura Jo Gunter 
President and CEO, NAIT