Kimberly Murray Appointed as Independent Special Interlocutor

Six Nations of the Grand River Elected Council would like to congratulate Kimberly Murray on her appointment as Independent Special Interlocutor for Missing Children and Unmarked Graves associated with Indian Residential Schools. This appointment was announced today by Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, David Lametti, and Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Marc Miller.

Ms. Murray has served as the Executive Oversight Lead of the Survivors’ Secretariat for the past year and will assume her new role on June 14, 2022. As Independent Special Interlocutor, Ms. Murray will work with Indigenous communities and Survivors to “recommend a new federal legal framework to ensure the respectful and culturally appropriate treatment and protection of unmarked graves and burial sites of children at former residential schools.” This position is independent and non-partisan.

“I am pleased to see Kimberly Murray appointed to this role to continue the important work of bringing justice to our lost children and our Survivors. She has done meaningful work with the Survivors’ Secretariat and we look forward to continuing to support her in her new role at the federal level,” said Elected Chief Mark Hill.