Lighting a Sacred Fire and Ceremony
The staff of M'Wikwedong Indigenous Friendship Centre are deeply saddened by the unearthing of 215 children buried in an unmarked location at the Kamloops Residential School. We are heartbroken and offer our condolence to the children's families, friends, loved ones and community of these beautiful spirits.
We are lighting a sacred fire and having ceremony in the way in which our grandfathers and grandmothers would have done to give these unrested spirits some closure.
After the Pipe Ceremony and Protocol Drum Songs, and Prayers there will be an opportunity for visitors to drop by to offer Assema (Tobacco) at the fire.
You are invited Friday June 4th from 11-2:30.
Unfortunately we will not be able to gather as we would normally. We ask that you abide by all provincial guidelines and recognize that the centre is closed to the public. Please observe social distancing and wear masks. We are trying to do the best we can in these hard times.