Recent discoveries of 3213 (update Aug 10 2021) unmarked graves by Cowessess First Nation at the site of the former Marieval Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan, and the earlier discovery of 215 umarked graves at the Kamloops Indian Residential School on the territory of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc community are deeply troubling. The Canadian Polish Congress expresses our solidarity with Indigenous communities during this difficult time.

As Canadians, we must all support efforts to strive for truth and reconciliation. The terrible historical legacy of the Residential School System must be thoroughly examined, and the Canadian Polish Congress supports all efforts to obtain justice for its victims.