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The CCJA stands with its affiliate, the Alberta Criminal Justice Association, in recognizing the immense grief and trauma that Canada’s Indigenous peoples suffer as a result of the Indian Residential School system. It is certainly time to move beyond words and take appropriate action to rectify the impacts of the Residential Schools.


The Alberta Criminal Justice Association’s Official Statement is as follows:

“The board and membership of the Alberta Criminal Justice Association (ACJA) stands with the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc community who mourn their children discovered in unmarked graves at the Kamloops Indian Residential School. The ACJA dedicates itself to supporting the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls-to-Action, and petitions the federal and provincial governments to do the same.

Richard Veldhoen

President, Board



See the Official Statement here: Alberta Criminal Justice Association’s Official Statement

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