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Tk'emlúps holds memorial on anniversary of 215 children found at former residential school

The Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc is holding a memorial on the anniversary of the announcement of 215 children's bodies found at a former residential school.

The discovery of the children's bodies at the former Kamloops Residential School site was announced last year in May, 2021 sparking outrage and a national mourning.

Since then, other bodies of children have been found at former residential school sites across the country, including Williams Lake.

The Pope has also apologized for the Roman Catholic Church's role in residential schools.

READ MORE: Remains of 215 children found at former residential school in Kamloops

"The Tk'emlúps Pow Wow Arbour will be the scene of a special event marking one year since the announcement of the confirmation of Le Estcwicwéy (The Missing). This is a cultural event which is open to the public. It will feature events such as a Sunrise Ceremony, and reflections of the past year.

"Pipe carriers, jingle dress dancers, hand drummers and tiny tots are being encouraged to be a part of the day," according to an announcement from the band.

The event will run from 5 to 7 p.m., May 23 at 345 Powwow Trail in Kamloops.


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