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Area Seventies issue statement regarding Indigenous tragedy in Canada

The following statement was released June 1, 2021, by the Canadian leadership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints across Canada mourn with other Canadians as we have learned of the recent discovery of 215 Indigenous children’s remains upon the grounds of a former residential school in Kamloops, British Columbia. We express our love and sympathy to the individuals, families, and communities so deeply affected, especially the Tkʹemlúps te Secwepemc First Nation. We unite with our Indigenous brothers and sisters across Canada in prayer in the face of this tragedy. The flags at our church buildings will be lowered as we honour, remember, and grieve the loss of each of these precious children and those left with trauma of this painful tragedy.

Elder M. Travis Wolsey, Area Seventy, North America West Area

Elder John N. Craig, Area Seventy, North America Central Area

Elder David C. Stewart, Area Seventy, North America Central Area

Elder David G. LaFrance, Area Seventy, North America Northeast Area

Elder Michel J. Carter, Area Seventy, North America Northeast Area

Press release from Newsroom (Canada).

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