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$12.5 Million Announced to Build New Healing House in Tk̓emlúps te Secwépemc

Posted on: March 23, 2023

March 23, 2023 — Tk̓emlúps te Secwépemc — Traditional Territory of the Secwépemc, British Columbia

We honour the experiences of Survivors of the Kamloops Indian Residential School and acknowledge the continued impacts on the intergenerational Survivors.

Today, Kúkpi7 (Chief) Rosanne Casimir of the Tk̓emlúps te Secwépemc, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services, and Colleen Erickson, Board Chair of the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), are pleased to jointly announce $12.5 million in federal funding towards the construction of a new healing centre at Tk̓emlúps te Secwépemc.

This funding follows a commitment made by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau affirming the Government of Canada’s support to establish a healing centre at Tk̓emlúps te Secwépemc during his October 2021 visit to the community. This safe space will provide trauma-informed programs to support individuals and their families in their spiritual, mental, emotional and physical healing. Tk̓emlúps te Secwépemc has selected an architect to lead the construction process and will be working with the membership to create a welcoming design.