Photo Essay: Remembering the 215 children who lost their lives at Kamloops Indian Residential School


On May 30, 2021, more than 50 people gathered at the former site of the Shubenacadie Indian Residential School to mourn the recent discovery of the remains of 215 children on the grounds of the Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia.

They tied teddy bears, orange ribbons and flowers to the guardrail along the Shubenacadie River and a nearby tree to show their support for the Tk’emlúps Secwépeme First Nation where the Kamloops school was located.

Following a moment of silence and the Mi’kmaq Honour Song being performed, the crowd made their way to nearby Indian Brook First Nation to place children’s shoes on the steps of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Parish.


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Stephen Brake is the photo editor for Ku'ku'kwes News. Stephen has been a professional photographer for over 30 years. Stephen has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from NSCAD University in Halifax.