Concert’s response to the devastating news from the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation

Concert employees were deeply saddened to hear the news shared by the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation last week about the remains of 215 Indigenous children found in an unmarked grave at the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. 

With heavy hearts, we extend our condolences to the families and communities who are in mourning. We believe it is critical for us to stand up and explicitly express our solidarity with Indigenous communities because our silence as a business is not acceptable. 

And we acknowledge that this tragedy spans decades, with trauma reverberating throughout our communities and impacting the lives of both the families that are directly impacted, and also their communities. 

With this in mind we urge our government to take action on the 94 calls to action set out in the 2015 report published by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

It is important that we not only recognize the wrongdoings that have been perpetrated against Indigenous populations in Canada, but also to work actively on a path to reconciliation.

We encourage you to learn more about these calls to action and to add your voice asking governments to act.