A message re the incident in Mission during a peaceful march on June 4

A message from President Joanne MacLean:

The University of the Fraser Valley is upset to hear of an incident resulting in people being injured during a peaceful march in Mission to raise awareness about the painful legacy of residential schools.

On Saturday, June 4, the Crazy Indians Brotherhood and supporters were marching from Fraser Valley Heritage Park to the former St. Mary’s Residential School. Part of the march was along the Lougheed Highway, with traffic controls in place. It has been reported that four participants were struck and injured by a vehicle and two of the injured were taken to hospital.

We wish those who were injured a quick and complete recovery and extend sympathy, courage, and strength to those who were in attendance and witnessed the incident.

For students who find themselves affected by this event, please know that UFV has the following resources available:

Within BC, the KUU-US Crisis Line Society provides a First Nations and Indigenous-specific crisis line available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is toll-free and can be reached at 1-800-588-8717 or online at kuu-uscrisisline.com.

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