Remembering the 215 Indigenous souls recently uncovered at the site of a former Kamloops residential school – Welland Tribune

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Remembering the 215 Indigenous souls recently uncovered at the site of a former Kamloops residential school – Welland Tribune

by ahnationtalk on June 7, 202122 Views

June 7, 2021

Placed just a few steps away from the front entrance, just off the parking lot, they represented the children recently found in an unmarked mass grass on the site of a residential school in Kamloops.

“We just wanted to show our support and to honour the 215 Indigenous children that were uncovered last week,” spoke organizer Faye Myshyniuk. “We also want to raise awareness. We hope that doing so will open people’s eyes to the systemic racism that happens and how natives are treated to this very day. Then, hopefully, things will change for the betterment of our future generations.”

For Myshyniuk, the effects of residential schools were not as prominent in her immediate family. “I didn’t really grow up with it, and I wasn’t that impacted. I know that my mom and dad were very silent about the whole topic.” However, she did hear and see firsthand what others have dealt with in living with the trauma of residential schools. “There’s a lot of alcoholism, and many people don’t graduate, and there is poverty. There are all kinds of things that people cannot seem to get past. The cycle needs to be broken.”

Read More: https://www.wellandtribune.ca/ts/news/canada/2021/06/07/remembering-the-215-indigenous-souls-recently-uncovered-at-the-site-of-a-former-kamloops-residential-school.html

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