Calls to Action in Solidarity with the Indigenous Community
June 4, 2021
Our thoughts are with the families, the communities, residential school survivors, and all who mourn. During this time, we stand in mourning with the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc, local First Nations, and all Indigenous people that continue to live with the impacts of systemic racism.
The discovery of 215 children's remains at a Kamloops residential school is a devastating loss that was never documented by the school's administrators, the government, and religious authorities of that time, with the aim of forcibly assimilating Indigenous youth.
To build vibrant, resilient, and connected communities, we must also ensure that every individual in our communities gets treated fairly, regardless of race, sex, or age. We call on the local, provincial and federal authorities to work with Indigenous communities, organizations, and governments to do more to uncover what happened at residential schools and to bring justice to this mass murder.
June is National Indigenous History Month, when we celebrate the history, heritage, and diversity of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples in Canada.
Find out whose traditional territory you live on. We acknowledge that HUB Cycling, through our various projects, operates on the traditional unceded territories of many First Nations in British Columbia. Learn more about the distinct languages, economic background, and First Nations communities in regions across British Columbia on this interactive map.