Mikmaq, supporters hold vigil for 215 residential

2022-04-05
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About 80 P.E.I Mi’kmaq and other Indigenous and non-Indigenous?supporters gathered in downtown Charlottetown Monday morning at a statue of Sir John A.The Canadian Red Cross from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — saying it was vaccine suppl?Macdonald for a vigil following the discovery of a mass grave outside at residential school in British Columbia.

The grave, outside a former residential school in Kamloops, contains the bodies of 215 children.

“I was angry. I wasn’t shockedare permitted in groups of 25 people, but as I’ve been working with my elder through this, I realize I have to turn it into not about what happened:?the genocide, the abuse.?I need to make it about honouring the lives of these children. That’s all I wanted to do. Honour the lives of these 215 children,” said Lynn Bradley of the Six Nations?of the Grand River in Ohsweken, Ont., one of the organizers of the eventThe province announced last week that it is gradually widening vaccine access t.

“It’s not about what happened at the school, what led to their untimely death. It’s to honour them, to honour the life that they could have had, the life that they were denied.”

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