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.

Jody Isaac

Faculty/staff profile

Instructor, Employment Training and Preparation

Jody Isaac

250-370-4610

isaacj@camosun.ca

Lansdowne

Port A 100A

BSW

Employment Training and Preparation

School of Access

As a visitor in these territories, I give thanks to Coast and Straits Salish Nations for sharing their culture, knowledge and community and I'm grateful for the generosity  and hospitality that I have received here. My Indigenous ancestry comes from my father; through him I belong to the Nlaka’pamux Nation in Lytton, BC. Through my mother’s family, I am from a strong Welsh lineage.

Growing up away from my own territory I feel fortunate that I have been able to access culture and community through my education. I look forward to connecting with learners in the classroom or at one of the many college events. There are a lot of exciting things happening at Camosun. Come and check us out.