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

Program Leader IFS | ICP and Elders Voices and Events Coordinator

Sandee Mitchell

250-370-3124

mitchell@camosun.ca

Lansdowne

E 204

BSW

Anishinaabe (Kebaowek and Nbisiing First Nation)

Indigenous Family Support

Centre for Indigenous Education and Community Connections

Aanii/Boozhoo (Hello/Greetings)

MY name is Sandee Mitchell and I acknowledge that I am a guest in the territories of the Lkwungen speaking people. On my father’s side, I am Anishinaabe from the Kebaowek minwa Nipissing First Nations. On my mother’s side I am Italian and French Canadian.  I grew up in North Bay, Ontario and moved to the beautiful territories in 1986. I am an alumni of Camosun College and started working here in 1998 after completing my bachelor degree in Social Work at the University of Victoria.

I feel privileged to walk with students on their journey through post-secondary and feel blessed to serve community in such an important way.

Our department is warm and welcoming, please stop by and say hello.