Remembering The 215 Indigenous Children With Walking Gallery –

Remembering The 215 Indigenous Children With Walking Gallery –

by ahnationtalk on June 3, 2021191 Views

03 June 2021

Last night the Weyburn Arts Council came together to pay respects and to honor the remains of the 215 Indigenous children that were discovered at the former Kamloops Residential School.

“We gathered at the walking gallery site to install a remembrance and an honorarium of the massive grave unearthing in Kamloops, BC,” told Regan Lanning, Arts Curator for the City of Weyburn and the Weyburn Arts Council. “We fully recognize that this is not isolated. This is not the only discovery of its kind that’s going to be made. There were 35 more unmarked graves found in Regina the other day as well.”

The Kamloops residential school was one of more than 130 others like it. The schools were operated in Canada between 1874 and 1997.

Some of the remains are believed to be of children as young as three.

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