ALTRUISM: Sidewalk Demonstration in memory of Residential School victims
After hearing about the discovery at Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc Residential School in Kamloops, British Columbia, our students wore orange to honour the children from the Residential School in Kamloops and all residential school survivors. To create a visual memorial, our students in grades three to six traced their shoes in chalk to make 215 shoes on the sidewalk in front of the school to represent the children found at the residential school.
We are proud to see our students taking an active effort to learn about residential schools' impact on indigenous communities in Canada. It is important to acknowledge and teach what happened in residential schools to our students as an educational institution. Ignoring what indigenous people in Canada have gone through is a privilege that those affected do not have.