Stó:lō Commemoration Ceremonies at Fraser River Heritage Park

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Stó:lō Commemoration Ceremonies at Fraser River Heritage Park

September 29, 2023

INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, THE PUBLIC, NEIGHBOURS, ALLIES, AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS ARE INVITED to funeral and memorial services for the missing Stó:lō and Indigenous children and unmarked graves and burials of students of the former St. Mary’s Residential School sites in Mission, BC.

The ceremonies will be held on Friday, September 29th, Saturday, September 30th, and Sunday, October 1, 2023 at the former site of the Old St Mary’s Residential School at the Fraser River Heritage Park at 7494 Mary St, Mission, BC. Strict protocol is required to be followed to ensure that residential school survivors, their families, and communities have space to focus on healing. Guests are asked to RSVP online.

For more information, see the invitations at the Xyólhmet ye Syéwiqwélh website. The agenda and other information are also available at the site.

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We acknowledge that the land on which we work is the unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.