Vancouver brings temporary residential schools memorial to a close after 2 years – Abby News

May. 26, 2023

City plans to ‘reactivate’ the plaza, including supporting Indigenous weekend markets

The City of Vancouver has brought a two-year memorial for residential schools at Robson Square to a close.

Following a private burning ceremony on Sunday (May 21), the city says it has respectfully brought the temporary memorial to a close by following teachings by Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations “in hopes to nourish those children, help them find peace and support them to continue their journey to join their ancestors.”

Staff and volunteers removed the remaining items and structures earlier in the week.

Read More:

NationTalk Partners & Sponsors Learn More