Caroline Cochrane: Dene Nation Memorial Walk

Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Yellowknife — June 4, 2021

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Mr. Speaker, today, Northwest Territories residents will come together to march through the streets of Yellowknife to honour the 215 Indigenous children found at the Kamloops Indian Residential School last week.

This is an important opportunity for all of us as residents of the NWT to come together and show our support for people during this difficult time. It has brought to the surface painful memories for many, and with the strength of the community, we will get through this, together.

In a show of solidarity, two members of Cabinet and two Regular Members of the 19th Legislative Assembly will be attending the memorial walk and fire feeding and water ceremonies

I want to thank the Dene Nation for organizing this memorial. It’s important we all stand together as a territory for those whose lives were impacted by the Residential School system, and those who never came home.

Thank you, Mr. Speaker.