My name is Henry Sauls, otherwise known as Saw-ses, I am a Secwépemc Hereditary Chief and Kamloops Indian Residential School survivor. I have dedicated my life to defending land sovereignty and healing my family and community from the continuous, collective and cumulative colonial traumas.
Following the identification of the location of the buried remains of more than 200 children at the Kamloops Indian Residential School, my community came together and I held a sacred fire for four days for the children we lost. It is times like these that we need a space for sacred ceremony and prayer; a space to come together as a community to heal, to celebrate one another, and plan for our future.
Please help me build a Ceremony house for my community.
We have a site, as seen in the video below, to build a 24X24 foot Ceremony house. We have an infrastructural blueprint, and a group of committed contractors. Your donations will help us cover building materials, labour cost, and fuel. Once we have raised the money needed we will be able to start building in the fall of 2021.
Your donations will help us create this healing space.
Video below is of Saw-ses walking through the site of the future Ceremony house: