Students at W.R. Myers along with their teacher read the book, I Am Not a Number and they colored feather artwork as a way to honour the 215 children that were found. They hung their artwork in the hallway as a memorial to those children who never made it home.
Michelle Stoney (@mstoneyart) created the artwork. She is a Gitxsan artist who many follow on Instagram. She has offered the coloring page for free on her IG page but you can buy her art and jewelry in her etsy shop. You may have also seen her art featured on CBC: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/earth-art-indigenous-formlines-1.6016790
This past week, a mass grave containing the remains of 215 children was discovered at a former residential school in Kamloops, BC. This news is heartbreaking and a painful reminder of the damaging and lasting impacts that the residential school system continues to have on our Indigenous people, their families, and communities. We join with the rest of the country in mourning the loss of these precious young lives. The flags at all Horizon School Division schools remain at half-mast in memory of these children and to demonstrate our shared belief that EVERY Child Matters. #EveryChildMatters