Last week we learned of the discovery of 215 Indigenous children buried at a residential school in Kamloops, British Columbia. At a time when so many have experienced loss, our collective grief must swell to include these children, their families, and their communities. This is a devastating reminder of a history that is not as far in the past as we would like to think and our national shame must guide us to be better.
June is National Indigenous History Month. We ask that you support this national time of mourning to honor these children. Honoring Indigenous People (HIP) is asking that we wear orange in support.
May we all keep this part of our history as a reminder and a beacon in front of us as we work with our Rotary ideals to bring peace and equality to all.