EDMONTON, AB, Sept. 12, 2022 /CNW/ - The Office of the Independent Special Interlocutor for Missing Children Unmarked Graves and Burial Sites Associated with Indian Residential Schools will be holding the first National Gathering on Unmarked Burials: Supporting the Search and Recovery of Missing Children from September 12-14, 2022 in Edmonton, Alberta.
The event will consist of two days of breakout sessions and expert and community presentations focusing on efforts to recover the missing children who died while being forced to attend Indian Residential Schools. Indian Residential School Survivors, community members, dignitaries, federal government and church representatives will be in attendance. All sessions and presentations will be livestreamed on Zoom (livestream link).
Members of the media are invited to attend the following sessions, held on the afternoon of Wednesday, September 14:
12:45 p.m. (MDT): Rapporteur Reports: Summarizing What Was Said and Heard during the Breakout Sessions
2:00 p.m. (MDT): Government Representatives Panel: What We Heard and How the Government is Supporting the Sacred Work of Communities
3:00 p.m. (MDT): Church Representatives Panel: What We Heard and How the Church is Supporting the Sacred Work of Communities
Independent Special Interlocutor Kimberley Murray will hold an media scrum (in-person only) and be available for interviews following the closing of the National Gathering on Unmarked Burials, around 4:30 p.m. (MDT)
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
12:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (MDT)
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Independent Special Interlocutor for Missing Children and Unmarked Graves and Burial Sites associated with Indian Residential Schools
The Special Interlocutor functions independently and impartially, in a non-partisan and transparent manner to achieve the objectives of her mandate that includes identifying needed measures for a new federal legal framework to ensure the respectful and culturally appropriate treatment of unmarked graves and burial sites of children associated with former Indian Residential Schools. The Special Interlocutor has a two-year mandate and will deliver interim and final reports, with recommendations, to the federal Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada.
For more information about the Independent Special Interlocutor and her mandate visit: https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/interlocutor-interlocuteur/index.html.
SOURCE Office of the Independent Special Interlocutor for Missing Children and Unmarked Graves and Burial Sites associated with Indian Residential Schools
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