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Project 215

 

We wanted to provide an opportunity for our students and staff to share their feelings, especially after the discovery of the 215 bodies of children at the Kamloops residential school.    

Below are some of the written words received from students throughout the school division:

Hello, I hope your day has been going well. I just wanted to say I’m so sorry about what has happened and I can’t imagine what you're going through or how you're feeling. This must be very emotional for you and bring back traumatizing memories. Before we started learning about residential schools in class, I didn’t know much about them and it makes me feel angry that people would take innocent kids just because of their culture. This devastating discovery is so sad and I would like to help make Canada a better place by learning more and acknowledging the many experiences of Indigenous peoples across our country. 

Thank you for allowing me to reach out, and I hope the rest of your day, and week is wonderful.

Sincerely, Mya.

 

I'm very sorry for what has happened to you at these schools. My family and I hope that you find peace and healing throughout your journey through life. 

 Stay safe.

 Thomas

 

Hello, 

As I have been learning more and more about residential schools, I have been feeling so bad for what you had to go through, and I hope that one day you will be able to recover from the trauma that you experienced. I hope to be able to learn more about this topic and that we as a country are able to heal and that we can learn from our past mistakes. I hope that you feel well soon and are able to find peace.

 

Hi. All that I want to say is that no one deserves to go to that beastly place and suffer. I hope that you are doing great and I hope that the rest of your life is better than before. 

 

Hello, my name is Aurora, and I come from Pierson School. The first thing I want to say is I’m extremely sorry for what you and everyone you know has gone through. I know it’s a tough topic for everyone that it happened to, but I’d like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking the time, patience, and bravery to read and listen to these letters and videos. I'd imagine how many bad memories it will bring back.

I also want to tell you that I hope you, your family, your friends, and anyone else that I hope there is somewhere in your heart that you will find hope and be able to heal from all the horrible experiences you’ve gone through.

Thank you for reading my letter,

Aurora.

 

Sorry about the residential schools I hope you find peace.

 

Hi

I am truly sorry to hear about what you had to go through in the residential schools and wish that that didn’t happen to the indigenous people. I hope that Canada will come up and tell the truth about them and try to fix their mistakes

 

Hello my name is Sophia, and I am so sorry for all of you .  It hurts my heart to hear everything you have been through. I can not believe that you have had to go through that trauma. I plan on continuing learning more about residential schools and I hope you can start to heal and get well soon. 

Ps. I am always thinking about all of you, that have had to go through residential schools and that suffered many losses.

Sincerely, Sophia

 

Sorry to hear about your experience at the residential school. I hope that you are doing well. Hope this letter makes you feel like we do care.

 

Hello, I am Kaitlyn. I hope you are well, I have learned about Residential schools and what some of you have went through and felt sad hearing about what you have gone through. I hope that Canada fixes the problem that it has caused. I hope that you can find happiness. Thank you for reading my letter.