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Letters: Kamloops graves enrage Richmond News reader

Richmond News reader is angry over another reader's comments regarding the reporting of the potential discovery in Kamloops
Kamloops residential school
The former Kamloops Indian Residential School is seen on Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation in Kamloops, B.C. on Thursday, May 27, 2021. Federal New Democrats are calling for an emergency debate in the House of Commons on the recent discovery of the remains of 215 children on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School.

Dear Editor,

Re: “Facts amiss in Kamloops,” Letters, June 24

Although David Baines starts out with the truth that “Indian residential schools were a disgrace, in principle and practice,” he completely erases all that by looking for inaccuracies in media reporting.

To which I say: Who cares?!

What’s really important here is that after six years of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s report being released, it took a grave for people to finally listen!

You want exact numbers of bodies at a residential school? Listen to yourself!

The fact that there is even one body found at a school should enrage you! Imagine if all our schools had graveyards on the premises. That would be concerning, would it not?

Perhaps, you should try focusing on listening to those who have been trying to tell us for so long. Their stories of what they went through are fact. 

June 30 wasn’t the only day to listen — everyday is.

Denise Halfyard