TkÌ ”emlups te Secwepemc became the center of national attention in May when unidentified graves were found near the site of a former residential school in Kamloops.
KAMLOOPS – Members of the TkÌ ”emlups te Secwepemc First Nation near Kamloops have re-elected Rosanne Casimir for another three-year term as chief.
Casimir first ran three years ago and was officially re-elected Saturday night, winning 245 of the 475 eligible votes cast.
Seven councilors were also elected for a three-year term.
TkÌ ”emlups te Secwepemc became the center of national attention in May when unidentified graves of what are believed to be more than 200 children were found near the site of a former residential school in Kamloops.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited the First Nation on October 18, during which Casimir reiterated the community’s call for the government to fund a healing center in Kamloops to help survivors and address the intergenerational trauma caused by residential schools. .
The official swearing-in ceremony for elected officials will take place on Monday afternoon.