TSUUT’INA – In memory of the 215 unmarked graves found in Kamloops, and in recognition of what will likely be many more found, Tsuut’ina people marched around the nation Monday.
The march, which began at the Health Centre and went to the Sportsplex outdoor rink, included speeches, a pipe ceremony, and drumming.
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Hundreds of people are estimated to have taken part, holding signs that read, “Every child matters”, “It is genocide”, and “215”.
Easily over 500 people are here now. They're marching to raise awareness. Signs read: every child matters, it is genocide, and 215. Several elders are wearing shirts that say "survivor." pic.twitter.com/ahiz2jRrFn
— Saif Kaisar (@StaySaif) June 7, 2021
Some elders wore t-shirts that said “survivor”.
Some women at the march carried a banner that had an orange ribbon for each of the 215 children found in Kamloops.
Marchers wore masks and had a police escort.
-with files from Saif Kasiar