The Office of the Independent Special Interlocutor for Missing Children and Unmarked Graves and Burial Sites associated with Indian Residential Schools (OSI) is currently accepting written submissions addressing any matters relating to the locating, identifying, protecting, commemorating, and/or repatriating missing children and unmarked burials associated with Indian Residential Schools.

The OSI would also like to receive submissions detailing practical or legal barriers that exist, as well as any emerging practices that may be useful models for those leading this search and recovery work.

Artistic submissions, including photographic, audio, video or others, may also be submitted.

Received submissions may be taken into consideration for the OSI to form findings and recommendations in the Final Report of the Independent Special Interlocutor, which will be delivered in March 2024.

How to send a submission:

Read the guidelines for written submissions found on this page, below the background information.

Fill out the submission template.

Submissions can be sent via email or by mail.

  • Email: Send to [email protected] with the subject line: “Written Submission from [Name of Community, Organization, Author]”
  • Mail: Address your mail to:
    • Office of the Independent Special Interlocutor
      Attn: Kirsten Manley-Casimir
      #225 & #227 Oneida Business Park
      50 Generations Drive
      Six Nations of the Grand River Territory
      Ohsweken, ON  N0A 1MO

With the author’s permission, the OSI might select submissions to share on the OSI website along with the author’s name, city, and the date the submission was received.


The closing date for submissions is August 31, 2023.

For more information on the OSI Call for Submissions, visit: