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Nelson honours Kamloops Residential School children

A lone pair of shoes are placed near the flag poles in the City Hall Courtyard. — Submitted

Shock and sadness overcame many upon hearing the announcement that the remains of 215 children had been found buried on grounds near the former Kamloops Residential School.

The 215 Indigenous children who never returned home from residential school were honoured during a ceremony performed by local Indigenous leaders at Touchstone Museum in Nelson.

Editor Sarah Lord spoke to Christopher Yates, Director of the West Kootenay Métis Society about setting up the ceremony and the tragic news of 215 Kamloops Indian Residential School children that never made it home to their families in the Daily Dose.