We at NEOSS are saddened as we watch the tragedies unfold, as more graves are found everyday at the former residential school sites.
Governor General Mirasty stated, we must begin to listen, hear, and understand so that we can truly move on and try to be better neighbors.
We have been following these stories closely and feel Chief Cadmus Delorme of Cowessess First Nation summed summed it up beautifully. "We all inherited this, nobody today created residential schools, nobody today created the 60's scoop, we all inherited it and we have to acknowledge that people are healing and people are hurting! Let's do something about it."
In our organization we speak openly about working as a community to better our communities; one person at a time, for generations to come. We all must acknowledge, listen, hear and move forward together.
Statement from Executive Director, Louise Schweitzer on behalf of North East Outreach and Support Services.