Members of TRC honour Indigenous children whose bodies were found in B.C. – Lindsay Advocate

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Members of TRC honour Indigenous children whose bodies were found in B.C. – Lindsay Advocate

by ahnationtalk on June 17, 202112 Views

June 17, 2021

Upon hearing of the 215 Indigenous children whose bodies were detected in a mass grave beside the Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia in late May, members of Truth and Reconciliation Community-Bobcaygeon (TRC Bobcaygeon) swung into action.

Together with more than 50 community members, including children, they began covering 215 river rocks with orange paint and then painting hearts and other designs on the rocks.

On the evening of June 16, the rocks were displayed as an art installation on the stone wall outside the Bobcaygeon library and Boyd Heritage Museum and will stay there until mid-July.

Orange is the colour of the Every Child Matters campaign to remember the lives of Indigenous children who were forcibly taken away from parents and placed into residential schools.

Read More: https://lindsayadvocate.ca/members-of-trc-honour-indigenous-children-whose-bodies-were-found-in-b-c/

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