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Archival video clip shows Kamloops residential school in 1937

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May 12, 2016 - 9:00 PM


KAMLOOPS - A piece of Kamloops history is being shared on Youtube.

The Royal B.C. Museum, based in Victoria, has posted some archival footage of the residential school in Kamloops from 1937. The clip shows First Nation children playing outside of the brick building with two priests and a nun watching over them.

The video is part of footage shot by Alfred Booth, according to the museum’s website.

The school is now part of the Secwepemc Museum and Heritage Park.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission made 94 recommendations in 2015 after hearing testimony from 6,750 survivors of the schools.

— This story was updated at 10:31 p.m., May 12, 2016, to add a content advisory warning.

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