February 21, 2023

(xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Swx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Vancouver, British Columbia – Leaders of the First Nations Summit (FNS) are deeply saddened by today’s acknowledgment of sixty-seven known student deaths and announcement of seventeen suspected gravesites, found with ground penetrating radar, in the surrounding area of the former Alberni Indian Residential School in Port Alberni.