Flags at Half Mast Today at ErinoakKids
May 31, 2021
Over the past days, a mass grave holding the remains of 215 indigenous children was found on the grounds of a former residential school in Kamloops B.C. In acknowledgement of this tragedy all flags across ErinoakKids’ sites have been lowered to half-mast this morning.
The horrors of the residential school system, its genesis and practices can never be overestimated, for all those children forcibly removed from their homes, cultures, languages and customs, never to return. They, their families and communities suffered immeasurably, and that suffering continues today.
This is yet another stark reminder that reparations to the First Nations have yet to be made, and that the work of Truth and Reconciliation, both individually and collectively, must continue.
Please join us today in honouring the memory of these 215 children, and all children lost to the ravages of colonialism, in this country and beyond.
Did you know?
Did you know that children who are blind learn about the parts of objects first because that is what they feel with their hands as they explore? Children who are able to see learn about an object, such as a chair, then learn about the parts of the object, such as the seat, back and legs.
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