On Thursday, September 21 the Xyólhmet ye Syéwiqwélh (Taking Care of Our Children) team will provide an update on oral-historical, archival and geophysical findings from 2022/23 in our work into missing children and unmarked burials at St. Mary’s Residential School, Coqualeetza Industrial Institute, All Hallows School and Coqualeetza Indian Hospital.
• Morning: Update for Sto:lo communities
• Afternoon: Public update
St. Mary’s Commemoration Gathering – Friday, September 29 to Sunday, October 1, 2023 On Friday, September 29 to Sunday, October 1 ceremonies will be held at Fraser River Heritage Park for Residential School survivors, families, and communities to take care of the missing children and the children with unmarked graves who attended the St. Mary’s Residential Schools in Mission, BC. www.xyólhmetyesyéwiqwélh.com
Stó:lō Service Agency’s Truth and Reconciliation Day Ceremony – Saturday September 30, 2023 On Saturday, September 30, 2023 the SSA Cultural Committee will host a public event for National Truth and Reconciliation Day at Coqualeetza Memorial Post (immediatley north of the Coqualeetza Longhouse). Sts’elemeqw Residential School Thrivers Society board members will be in attendance and will be speaking. The ceremony begins at 10:30am and will be followed by a meal.