Hundreds gather for Island First Nation’s March For The Children – Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News

Occasion honours residential school survivors and those who never made it home

Aug. 2, 2022

The wording on the back of some participant T-shirts brought the purpose of the Penelakut Tribe’s March For The Children to the forefront: “To honour the children who survived Indian Residential School and remember those who never made it home.”

A few hundred people gathered for the second annual march in Chemainus Monday, with a particular focus close to home pertaining to the Kuper Island Residential School that previously existed on the island now known as Penelakut across the water from Chemainus.

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