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MEDIA ADVISORY – KIRS Le Estcwéý (The Missing) Report Findings Presentation and Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Next Steps

Posted on: July 9, 2021


Date and Time: July 15, 2021, 9-11 am Pacific
Location: Virtual and In person
In person: must be pre-registeredDOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM

Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre Ballroom ABC, 1250 Rogers Way, Kamloops, BC

Please note that the public event is being hosted outside of community as all suitable community venues are currently being used to meet the needs of wildfire evacuees.

To register for virtual attendance (zoom):


Event Roll Out:

8:45 am Pacific: Zoom start for media to join and tech check.

9:00 – 10:00 am Pacific: Public Presentation

  • Public Presentation on Kamloops Indian Residential School (KIRS) ground penetrating radar report findings
  • Technical briefing on the ground penetrating radar work undertaken.
  • Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc next steps
  • Statements from KIRS survivors and intergenerational survivor

NOTE: Questions will be deferred to the Media event starting at 10:15.

Speakers: Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Chief Rosanne Casimir, Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Legal Council, GPR specialist and other experts, KIRS survivors and intergenerational survivor

10:00- 10:15: BREAK

10:15 – 11:00 am: Media Event – with speakers from public presentation: Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Chief Rosanne Casimir, Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Legal Council, GPR Specialist and other experts.

NOTE: to be trauma informed, the KIRS survivors and intergenerational survivor will not be participating in the media event.

 For media attending in person- there is limited availability for one-on- one interviews with Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Chief Rosanne Casimir. Please send your requests in prior.

Media is permitted to livestream the full event. An HD version of the full event will also be available immediately after the event.

Additionally the livestream will be available over the following platforms:



Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc website:


Contact: Racelle Kooy

Media Relations for Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Kamloops Indian Residential School Le Estcwéý (The Missing)





Some Background Resources


From the Canadian Archaeological Association:

  • Resources for Indigenous Communities Considering Investigating Unmarked Graves


  • Remote Sensing and Grave Detection


  • Recommended Pathway for Locating Unmarked Graves around Residential Schools