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Remembering the Children

On May 27, the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation announced it located the remains of 215 children who were students at the Kamloops Indian Residential School. Our hearts are with the families of each child whose death at the school went unacknowledged. The loss of these young lives is a tragedy beyond
words.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 2, we have many ways we are honouring the 215 children and every child whose life was taken. We have lowered our flag for 215 hours, an hour for each child whose life was taken.  We also will have a 215 second moment of silence at 9:00 am.  We are also encouraging students and staff to wear an orange shirt, ribbon, sticker, pin, or any clothing with orange.

Our grade 4-6 students will be placing 215 pairs of shoes outside of the front doors as we stand in solidarity with everyone who suffered and continues to suffer because of trauma inflicted by the Canadian residential school system.  This will occur between 9:30 and 10:30.

Each class will be honouring the 215 students with different age-appropriate activities.

Please stand with us as we move forward with meaningful reconciliation - and a positive future.

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