Honouring those lost to residential schools

More than 100 Kuujjuaq residents attended a parade on National Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday to honour children lost to Canada’s residential school system, following the recent discovery of the remains of 215 children at a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C. Many attendees wore orange, a colour associated with the Every Child Matters campaign, which honours the experience of residential school survivors. “I’m so happy to see so much orange to show support of this initiative,” said organizer Lavinia Flaherty. (Photo by Malaya Qaunirq Chapman)

By Nunatsiaq News

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  1. Posted by Quvianaq on

    Great honours and recognition.

    What is important is that recognition and time and everything else but also waving the Canadian flag. To cancel important events will not ‘fix’ people or history… changing an event is healthy but not to cancel or deny any longer. Happy Canadians and Happy indigenous people. Thank you that we can heal together through all the discoveries and reliving and proof and acceptance of new.

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