January 25, 2022

(Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ
(Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C.)– The First Nations Leadership Council is
calling for support for the Williams Lake First Nation as it releases the results of
the search for unmarked graves on the grounds of the Saint Joseph’s Mission.
Saint Joseph’s Mission operated a residential school from 1886-1981. There
have already been a number of confirmed deaths of children there, as well as
many cases of abuse by the school’s staff that have resulted in criminal charges.