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Cree Health Board honours 215 children who never returned from the Kamloops Indian Residential Schools

May 31, 2021
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In honour of the 215 children who never returned from the Kamloops Indian Residential Schools, the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay will observe an Hour of Remembrance on Monday, May 31 at 12:00 pm. and will observe 215 seconds of silence, totalling three and a half minutes, at 215 pm.

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In honour of the 215 children who never returned from the Kamloops Indian Residential Schools, the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay will observe an Hour of Remembrance on Monday, May 31 at 12:00 pm. As well, Chairperson Mr. Bertie Wapachee and Executive Director Daniel St-Amour have asked all Cree Health Board staff (whose duties permit) to observe a moment of silence in honour of the victims of residential schools in Canada.

At 2:15 pm precisely the Cree Health Board will observe 215 seconds of silence, totalling three and a half minutes.

The @creehealth social media will turn orange for 24 hours starting at 9 am Monday morning, and many of us may choose to wear orange on Monday.

Many community members live with the pain of residential school experiences. In Eeyou Istchee, every family is impacted. 

 

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Residential School Gathering Chisasibi, September 2016
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Residential School Gathering Chisasibi, September 2016

 
All non-Indigenous people are encouraged to learn more about the history of residential schools in Canada. There is a wealth of resources online in English and French, such as:

 

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