Content warning: This post discusses Indian residential schools.
This week, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh (MST) will announce information about St. Paul’s Indian Residential School.
Squamish is hosting a private MST event on their Capilano Reserve on Monday, August 9 for community members to hear the announcement prior to the public announcement.
We recognize that this will be very difficult news for many Musqueam community members. We encourage everyone to take care of your mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing, and check-in on each other during this challenging time.
Please scroll down for available supports for survivors and their families.
Ceremony and Community Announcement
Date: Monday, August 9, 2021
Location: Chief Joe Mathias Centre (100 Lower Capilano Road)
Details: Squamish Nation Council is hosting a private ceremony to announce details regarding St. Paul Indian Residential School. Salish Wesley will run skw’enílach boards to brush off survivors and community members. Dinner to follow the ceremonial work. Max capacity is 350.
This ceremony is for Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh members only.
Transportation: Please contact Karen Grant if you would like to attend and require transportation. [email protected] or 778-386-9463.
c̓əc̓əwitəl̕ – – helping each other
If you or someone you know needs support, please contact:
Indian Residential School Survivors Society
604-985-4464 or 1-800-721-0066 / www.irsss.ca
The IRSSS is a provincial organization with a twenty-year history of providing services to Indian Residential School survivors, their families, and those dealing with intergenerational traumas. Services include counselling, health support and cultural support.
National Residential School Crisis Line
The NCTR is a place of learning and dialogue where the truths of the residential school experience are honoured and kept safe for future generations. The centre offers a 24-hour crisis line, in addition to maintaining records and a memorial registry to remember and honour children who never returned home from residential school.
KUU-US Crisis Line Society
Adult/Elder Line: 250-723-4050
Child/Youth Line: 250-723-2040
BC Wide Toll Free:1-800-KUU-US17 (1-800-588-8717)
The KUU-US Crisis Line Society is a non-profit registered charity that provides 24-hour crisis services though education, prevention and intervention programs.
Musqueam Mental Wellness Counsellors
Grief & Trauma Therapist
Family Outreach Worker