TNDC is honoured to pledge its financial support to Warriors Walk for Healing Nations, a memorial healing walk underway from Whitehorse, Yukon to Kamloops, BC to honour residential school victims and survivors. Led by a group of Tahltans, individuals from Indigenous Nations have embarked on this monumental journey to further enhance awareness of Canada’s harmful residential school legacy and raise funds for residential school initiatives.
TNDC is contributing $10,000, matching the donation by the Tahltan Central Government, to this courageous, inspiring and solemn initiative, to support equipment, food and supplies along their journey.
Motivated by the confirmed discovery of the remains of 215 children on the grounds of the former Kamloops Residential School, the Warriors Walk for Healing Nations has been gaining momentum since the initial group representing the Northern Nations Alliance departed Whitehorse on June 26. They have been joined by other individuals and supporters, including many Tahltans, along the route.
The Warriors Walk for Healing Nations has reached Prince George and is aiming to reach Kamloops by August 9 – covering a total distance of more than 2,100 km. They hope to meet more communities and have more people with them when they finally reach Kamloops.
“TNDC expresses our admiration and pride in the Warriors Walk for Healing Nations for their leadership, compassion and commitment to honour the victims, survivors and relatives of the residential schools. TNDC shares the horror and devastation felt by the Tahltan Nation, and all Indigenous nations and peoples, of the harmful legacy of Canada’s residential schools, which has continued to impact all generations of indigenous children and families. TNDC encourages its partners and clients to join the Tahltan Nation’s challenge in contributing financial support to this important initiative, supporting Indigenous reconciliation,” says Jamie Gleason, Managing Director of TNDC.