Estevan came together for a vigil honouring Indigenous children – Estevan Mercury

Estevan came together for a vigil honouring Indigenous children – Estevan Mercury

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June 9, 2021

As the deep words were said and the drums were played, dozens of people bowed their heads in downtown Estevan last Friday honouring the children who died in the residential school system.

The Métis Nation Saskatchewan Estevan Local No. 25 held a vigil in recognition of 215 Indigenous children whose remains were found on Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc, on the site of the former residential school in Kamloops, B.C. Close to 100 people gathered by city hall to listen to drums, speeches and prayers, recognizing people that suffered and died in the residential school system.

The words and prayers said that day touched on many people attending the ceremony.

Métis Nation Saskatchewan Estevan Local No. 25 president Linda Sopp opened the ceremony.

Read More: https://www.estevanmercury.ca/news/local-news/estevan-came-together-for-a-vigil-honouring-indigenous-children-1.24328229

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