Camosun expresses its sorrow and stands alongside the Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc

Camosun College is horrified by the news that the remains of 215 children have been found in the grounds of the former Kamloops Residential School, which sat on the traditional territory of the Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc. Our hearts go out to the families and communities who were and are directly affected by this news and by the original loss of their children. We are all affected. This affirms Camosun’s commitment to redressing the impact of our shared history. In memory of these children, Camosun flags on both campuses will be lowered.

Faculty/staff profile

Indigenous Support Coordinator

Faye Martin

250-370-3486

martin@camosun.ca

Lansdowne

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Gitxsan

Indigenous Family Support

Centre for Indigenous Education and Community Connections

Greetings! I am Giskaast from the House of Dawa Muux in Gitxsan territory. I thank the Coast Salish people for allowing me to live and work on their land.

I have worked at various positions at Camosun College for nearly 20 years. When I started working in Indigenous education, I was an Instructional Assistant at the Friendship Centre. Then I became an Advisor in Centre for Indigenous Education & Community Connections. I have the pleasure of advising at the Saanich Adult Education Centre and Songhees Wellness Centre as well as working with students at Lansdowne Campus.

I am always inspired by the depth of knowledge and wisdom that students bring to Camosun College.

Drop by and say hello.