Honouring the Children Who Didn’t Come Home: Remembering the 215 and Beyond

October 1, 2023

Kapawe’no First Nation – Today we recognize the resonance of Truth and Reconciliation is more profound than ever. The discovery of the children who never returned home, casts a solemn shadow over this day devoted to education, culture, and nation building. “Every Child Matters” holds poignant significance as students, teachers, staff, and Nation members have gathered to remember these young lives lost to Canada’s dark history of Residential Schools.

Kapawe’no Nêhiyawak School stands firm as a place of hope in education, unwavering in its commitment to Truth and Reconciliation. In the wake of the children who never came home and the countless unspoken stories, the school redoubles its efforts, deeply integrating the Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission into its curriculum. “Every Child Matters” serves as both a reminder and a rallying cry, inspiring a generation to take action, learn, and ensure such tragedies are never forgotten. In this journey through history and healing, Kapawe’no Nêhiyawak School sends a resounding message to the world: the path to true reconciliation begins with acknowledging the past and working together for a more just and equitable future.

Last modified: October 2, 2023

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