residential schools

A woman places one of 215 pairs of children’s shoes on the steps of the Vancouver Art Gallery as a memorial to the 215 children whose remains have been found buried at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, May 28, 2021. When the Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc Nation announced the discovery of 215 unmarked graves found at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C., Canadians had to face the horrific realities Indigenous children and youth had to live while being forced to attend residential schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Survivor offers advice on how to honour National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Geraldine Shingoose believes it’s important to listen to survivors’ experiences

A woman places one of 215 pairs of children’s shoes on the steps of the Vancouver Art Gallery as a memorial to the 215 children whose remains have been found buried at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, May 28, 2021. When the Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc Nation announced the discovery of 215 unmarked graves found at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C., Canadians had to face the horrific realities Indigenous children and youth had to live while being forced to attend residential schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
People have placed children shoes in front of churches and court buildings across Canada, including in Hope, B.C. Here, several shoes sit on the steps of the Roman Catholic Our Lady of Good Hope church, on May 31, 2021. Across the road, a display of orange shirts, crosses and flowers was being created. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Canadian Catholic bishops ‘apologize unequivocally’ for residential schools

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops agreed to the wording of the one-page statement

People have placed children shoes in front of churches and court buildings across Canada, including in Hope, B.C. Here, several shoes sit on the steps of the Roman Catholic Our Lady of Good Hope church, on May 31, 2021. Across the road, a display of orange shirts, crosses and flowers was being created. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
Two hundred and fifteen lights are placed on the lawn outside the Residential School in Kamloops, B.C., Saturday, June, 13, 2021. The remains of 215 children were discovered buried near the former Kamloops Indian Residential School earlier this month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Tk’emlups Nation extends invitation to mark National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Nation encouraging participants to teach the honour song in schools, workplaces and at home

Two hundred and fifteen lights are placed on the lawn outside the Residential School in Kamloops, B.C., Saturday, June, 13, 2021. The remains of 215 children were discovered buried near the former Kamloops Indian Residential School earlier this month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Splatsin Tkwamipla7 (Councillor) George William, one of the organizers of the Splatsin Walking Our Children’s Spirits Home Journey, walks with Darrel Jones, Splatsin education director on Sept. 10, the final day of the five-day journey. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Hearts fill with emotion as children’s spirits walked from Kamloops to Splatsin

Pain, hope among feelings experienced during five-day journey from residential school

Splatsin Tkwamipla7 (Councillor) George William, one of the organizers of the Splatsin Walking Our Children’s Spirits Home Journey, walks with Darrel Jones, Splatsin education director on Sept. 10, the final day of the five-day journey. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
A temporary memorial for victims of Canada's residential schools is blessed by Indigenous elders in a pipe ceremony in Calgary on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bill Graveland

Calgary plans permanent residential school memorial after vandalism

City Hall temporary memorial vandalized in the Alberta city

A temporary memorial for victims of Canada's residential schools is blessed by Indigenous elders in a pipe ceremony in Calgary on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bill Graveland
Margot King, 4, touches an orange flag, representing children who died while attending Indian Residential Schools in Canada, placed in the grass at Major’s Hill Park in Ottawa, on Canada Day, Thursday, July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

‘Remember the children’: Planning underway for residential school memorial in Calgary

The city, Indigenous and Métis communities have committed to work toward building a permanent marker

Margot King, 4, touches an orange flag, representing children who died while attending Indian Residential Schools in Canada, placed in the grass at Major’s Hill Park in Ottawa, on Canada Day, Thursday, July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Sasha Eugene’s grandmother Audrey Eugene, Sasha’s auntie Sheila Johnny, driver-support Tegan James Spencer Oja and walker Sasha Eugene take time out Aug. 22 at Little Shuswap Lake during her Medicine walk from Kamloops to the Shuswap Nation administration office in Invermere to bring the spirits of the children at the residential school home. (Annie Williams photo)

To honour children, Shuswap woman takes two walks from two residential schools

Medicine walk travels from Kamloops through Salmon Arm to bring awareness, healing

Sasha Eugene’s grandmother Audrey Eugene, Sasha’s auntie Sheila Johnny, driver-support Tegan James Spencer Oja and walker Sasha Eugene take time out Aug. 22 at Little Shuswap Lake during her Medicine walk from Kamloops to the Shuswap Nation administration office in Invermere to bring the spirits of the children at the residential school home. (Annie Williams photo)
Greg Taypotat, who is supporting his sister Shayna Taypotat and her daughter Gracie while Shayna carries out A Walk To Healing For All, holds two white eagle feathers which signify change. Shayna, pictured in Salmon Arm on Aug. 18, is walking from Kahkewistahaw First Nation in Saskatchewan to the Kamloops Indian Residential School to bring awareness to the 215 children whose remains were confirmed there in May. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

From Saskatchewan to Shuswap, walker speaks of wish for healing for all people

On the way to Kamloops residential school, healing journey also aimed at bringing awareness

Greg Taypotat, who is supporting his sister Shayna Taypotat and her daughter Gracie while Shayna carries out A Walk To Healing For All, holds two white eagle feathers which signify change. Shayna, pictured in Salmon Arm on Aug. 18, is walking from Kahkewistahaw First Nation in Saskatchewan to the Kamloops Indian Residential School to bring awareness to the 215 children whose remains were confirmed there in May. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
An exterior view of the residential school of the Obaltes Sisters in Fort Alexandre is shown in this handout image provided by the archives of the Societe historique de Saint-Boniface. A tally from police across the country shows there are four ongoing criminal investigations and one decade-long probe into complaints involving residential schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Archives of the Societe historique de Saint-Boniface *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Police investigating handful of cases looking at residential schools across Canada

An estimated 150,000 First Nations, Inuit and Métis children were forced to attend residential schools

An exterior view of the residential school of the Obaltes Sisters in Fort Alexandre is shown in this handout image provided by the archives of the Societe historique de Saint-Boniface. A tally from police across the country shows there are four ongoing criminal investigations and one decade-long probe into complaints involving residential schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Archives of the Societe historique de Saint-Boniface *MANDATORY CREDIT*
A child waves at cars by one of the banners that were dropped by members of the Westbank First Nation Youth Council (WFNYC) at the Westside Road interchange above Highway 97 in West Kelowna on July 1. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Banner honouring residential school victims stolen: WFN Youth Council

Westbank youth hung the banner at the Westside Road overpass on Canada Day

A child waves at cars by one of the banners that were dropped by members of the Westbank First Nation Youth Council (WFNYC) at the Westside Road interchange above Highway 97 in West Kelowna on July 1. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
People march after gathering on the lawn in front of the Department of Justice in Ottawa, during a rally to demand an independent investigation into Canada’s crimes against Indigenous Peoples, including those at Indian Residential Schools, on Saturday, July 31, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Feds pledge $83M for residential school searches, $20M for monument honouring children

Funding comes after multiple First Nations have located unmarked burial grounds

People march after gathering on the lawn in front of the Department of Justice in Ottawa, during a rally to demand an independent investigation into Canada’s crimes against Indigenous Peoples, including those at Indian Residential Schools, on Saturday, July 31, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Jamie Henyu, left, participates in the Warriors Walk for Healing Nations in Kamloops, B.C. on Monday, August 9, 2021. A six-week journey starting from Yukon and covering more than 2,000 kilometres has finished today in Kamloops, British Columbia — which the man behind the Warriors Walk for Healing Nations calls “ground zero for where the truth broke out.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Tahltan Central Government

Group finishes six-week walk to Kamloops to honour children, survivors of residential schools

Numerous Indigenous nations have reported finding unmarked graves using ground penetrating radar

Jamie Henyu, left, participates in the Warriors Walk for Healing Nations in Kamloops, B.C. on Monday, August 9, 2021. A six-week journey starting from Yukon and covering more than 2,000 kilometres has finished today in Kamloops, British Columbia — which the man behind the Warriors Walk for Healing Nations calls “ground zero for where the truth broke out.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Tahltan Central Government
Willie Nahanee, 79, of the Squamish Nation, who attended the former St. Paul Indian Residential School for 10 years and the Kamloops Indian Residential School for one year, holds one of his class photographs from St. Paul, in North Vancouver, on Tuesday, August 10, 2021. The Squamish Nation, together with the support of the Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam First Nations and the Catholic Archdiocese will be launching an investigation into the former residential school. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

First Nations to search for children who didn’t come home from North Vancouver school

Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam announce Indigenous-led plan to confirm the oral histories

Willie Nahanee, 79, of the Squamish Nation, who attended the former St. Paul Indian Residential School for 10 years and the Kamloops Indian Residential School for one year, holds one of his class photographs from St. Paul, in North Vancouver, on Tuesday, August 10, 2021. The Squamish Nation, together with the support of the Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam First Nations and the Catholic Archdiocese will be launching an investigation into the former residential school. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Rob Mercer and his family. (Contributed/GoFundMe)

Kelowna man who walked 215 km for residential school survivors in ICU with COVID

An online fundraiser has launched to support Rob Mercer’s family

Rob Mercer and his family. (Contributed/GoFundMe)
Iva Geddes-McNab and Carlene Hotomoni are walking to Kamloops in honour of the 215 children whose graves were found at the residential school near Kamloops. Hotomoni started in Regina while Geddes-McNab started near Medicine Hat. (Photo via Facebook)

‘We are on a mission’: Indigenous women walking to Kamloops in honour of residential school victims

The duo, along with their pilot vehicle, passed through Revelstoke Aug. 4

Iva Geddes-McNab and Carlene Hotomoni are walking to Kamloops in honour of the 215 children whose graves were found at the residential school near Kamloops. Hotomoni started in Regina while Geddes-McNab started near Medicine Hat. (Photo via Facebook)
A football with the new CFL logo sits on a chair during a press conference in Winnipeg, Friday, November 27, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

CFL to remember children, families impacted by Canadian residential schools tragedy

Officials working the games will wear orange pins in recognition of the Every Child Matters

A football with the new CFL logo sits on a chair during a press conference in Winnipeg, Friday, November 27, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
A growing memorial, in honour of the 215 residential school children whose remains have been discovered buried near the former residential school in Kamloops, B.C., sits outside Calgary City Hall in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, June 2, 2021. Calgary police say they are investigating an arson at the memorial. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Calgary police looking for man after residential school memorial set on fire

Security cameras caught a man who appeared to light the fire just before midnight

A growing memorial, in honour of the 215 residential school children whose remains have been discovered buried near the former residential school in Kamloops, B.C., sits outside Calgary City Hall in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, June 2, 2021. Calgary police say they are investigating an arson at the memorial. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
In this April 8, 2010 file photo a cross sits on top of a church in Berlin, Germany. A Winnipeg archdiocese says a priest who suggested residential school survivors were lying to get money is no longer allowed to preach or teach publicly. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Markus Schreiber

Manitoba catholic priest accuses residential school survivors of lying

Archdiocese apologizes, won’t allow Rhéal Forest to preach publicly or teach after Winnipeg comments

In this April 8, 2010 file photo a cross sits on top of a church in Berlin, Germany. A Winnipeg archdiocese says a priest who suggested residential school survivors were lying to get money is no longer allowed to preach or teach publicly. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Markus Schreiber
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Singh meets with Indigenous leaders at residential school where unmarked graves found

NDP leader choked up as he described walking near the Kamloops burial site

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Students in front of the school at Fort Alexandre are shown in this handout image from 1935 provided by the archives of the Société historique de Saint-Boniface. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Archives of the Société historique de Saint-Boniface

First Nations group says all residential schools need to be investigated

Manitoba RCMP have spent years investigating abuse allegations at Fort Alexander residential school

Students in front of the school at Fort Alexandre are shown in this handout image from 1935 provided by the archives of the Société historique de Saint-Boniface. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Archives of the Société historique de Saint-Boniface