Gunnison Chapel Bells Toll for 215 Native American Children | St. Lawrence University Diversity and Inclusion

Gunnison Chapel Bells Toll for 215 Native American Children

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 2:15pm to 3:00pm
The Quad

Earlier last month, the remains of 215 Native American children were discovered at the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia. Chief Rosanne Casimir of the Tk'emlups te Secwépemc First Nation has called this discovery “an unthinkable loss.” Children as young as 3 years old are among the victims. 

The news fills us with sadness and grief for the victims and their families. To honor the memory of the 215 children, the St. Lawrence campus community is invited to gather on the Brush Quad (masked and socially distant) on Wednesday, June 9, at 2:15 p.m., and observe a moment of silence as the Gunnison Memorial Chapel Bells strike 215 times.