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Remembering the Children of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation

Divisions 1 and 3 spent some time discussing the discovery of the 215 children whose bodies were found buried on the Kamloops Residential School site.

Our hearts made of 215 ribbons have been placed on our fence facing Delta Street. We had a moment of silence after placing our ribbons and have laid flowers in honour of the children who never made it home.

We welcome members of our community to also lay flowers, or use this space to stop and reflect as this thinking and work is ours to do and it is just the beginning.

We used the poem I Lost My Talk by Rita Joe, a Mi’kmaw poet and songwriter. She was a Residential School Survivor who captured her experiences through song and poetry. She received The Order of Canada in 1991 and an Honourary Doctorate of Law from Dalhousie University in 1993. Her poem created meaningful discussion in our classrooms and our students’ reflections are evidence of their thoughtfulness.

Reflections from Division 1 and 3: