Recently, EIPS staff and students honoured and remembered the 215 children found in mass and unmarked graves from Kamloops Residential School. Collectively, the Division grieved with Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc. Now, it's processing the news from Cowessess First Nation—the discovery of 751 unmarked graves at the former Marieval Residential School in Saskatchewan.

Tragically, there will be more grim discoveries and announcements. As such, EIPS is working on how to mindfully and respectfully unpack the ongoing trauma, and the trauma yet to come, for staff and students. EIPS continues to stand in solidarity with survivors, their families and their communities.


For those wondering how to show support, there are many ways. Below are a few suggestions:


  • Indian Residential School Survivors and Family Hotline: 1-866-925-4419
  • Native Youth Crisis Hotline 1-877-209-1266
  • Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6968
  • Crisis Services Canada: 1-833-456-4566 (text 454645)