Posted on June 1, 2021
HME expresses our sincerest sorrow to B.C. and Canada’s Indigenous communities following the recent news from the Secwépemc Nation regarding the discovery of a mass grave on the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School.
The legacy of Indian Residential Schools in Canada, coupled with ongoing systemic racism, is an unfortunate reality of the everyday lived experience for Canada’s Indigenous peoples – this can and must change. HME is committed to doing what it can to eliminate systemic racism and increase awareness through ongoing training and support for all of its employees.
HME is here to support and stands with the Secwépemc Nation and the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc community, and all other First Nations people in British Columbia.
To honour the lives of the 215 children, HME is making multiple donations to Indigenous charities, including the Indian Residential School Survivors Society and the B.C. Aboriginal Network on Disability Society. All staff is encouraged to wear orange on Friday, June 4, in support.
HME expresses our most profound sorrow at this tragedy.