On May 28, 2021, news broke of the recovered remains of 215 children buried at the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School.
For many, this announcement became a starting point for learning about this part of our history. For many Indigenous people, it was a reminder of family members taken.
The 215+ Pledge is a call to action to come together to #DoSomething to make sure no child who died at residential school is forgotten and that the experiences of all of those who attended residential school are honoured.
The number “215” remains a symbol of this movement and represents the spirits of all of the children who never returned home from residential school – a number much higher than 215. Their connections to communities still exist today and the impact of their loss will be felt for generations.