Tonight I was out walking after 6 pm and thinking about the 215 Indigenous children buried in Kamloops on the grounds of the residential prison-school without any family to grieve their deaths. Then I considered how the shoes on the Vancouver Art Gallery which I visited last
evening was such a poignant scene. Chilling to realize every pair of shoes was a child's life which obviously had no worth to the adults entrusted with their care. Then I thought, "What would 215 random children's names be like to read?" Meaning no disrespect to the children's
actual names, I searched for a listing of random boys and girls names and have now the list. I am going to add it here in a thread. It is a list which is added with deep respect for the actual names of these precious boys and girls anonymously buried. EMMA NOAH MIA SEBASTIAN
OLIVIA LIAM SOPHIA ETHAN ISABELLA MATTHEW EMILY DANIEL CAMILA JACOB SOFIA MATEO AVA ALEXANDER ABIGAIL JULIAN VICTORIA BENJAMIN CHARLOTTE LOGAN EVELYN JAYDEN LUNA LUCAS SCARLETT AIDEN PENELOPEDAVID AMELIA OLIVER MICHAEL MILA AARON ELIZABETH NATHAN CHLOE
DYLAN ZOE JAMES GRACE ELIJAH SAMANTHA ANTHONY GENESIS ISAAC ALEXA WILLIAM MADISON ADRIAN ELLA MASON AVERY JOSEPH LEAH ANDREW AUDREY ANGEL NATALIE ISAIAH MELANIE JOSE MAYA SAMUEL BELLA RYAN ZOEY JONATHAN LAYLA LUKE HARPER CHRISTOPHER XIMENA JOSHUA RILEY SANTIAGO LILY GABRIEL
HANNAH LEONARDO AALIYAH DAMIAN VIOLET CHRISTIAN DELILAH LEO VALENTINA LEVI AUBREY HENRY ELENA DOMINIC ARIANA JACKSON ALLISON JACK ELLIE IAN NATALIA ELIAS STELLA ADAM AURORA IVAN HAZEL JOSIAH ALICE JOHN HAILEY CALEB
GIANNA WYATT ANDREA EVAN EMILIA OWEN LEILANI LUIS EVA EZRA
SAVANNAH EZEKIEL ADELINE DIEGO BROOKLYN NICHOLAS ARIANNA ELI VALERIA JASON CLAIRE KEVIN ELIANA JEREMIAH SARAH XAVIER NAOMI
CARLOS VALERIE JOE RUBY JUAN ELEANOR ROMAN ATHENA JORDAN JADE JAXON KAYLA CARTER MARIA AUSTIN ALINA VINCENT KAYLEE HUNTER ARIEL
ROBERT KATHERINE THOMAS LUCY
CHARLES KIMBERLY ERIC MELODY THEODORE JASMINE GRAYSON ALYSSA BRANDON LILIANA EMILIANO ASHLEY GAEL SOPHIE NATHANIEL ANNA ALAN BRIANNA LINCOLN ADDISON MIGUEL EVERLY CONNOR ISLA AXEL ALEXANDRA NOLAN AMY MAX LILLIAN HUDSON ISABEL MAVERICK DANIELA IVY MADELYN LANDON EMMANUEL NORA
ANDRES JULIA KENNEDY AYDEN DAISY ALEX ISABELLE ASHER NATHANIEL ANGELA
This is the list of 215 random names of boys and girls and imagine looking at this list knowing children with these names in your community were taken away from their homes never to be seen again. This is
exactly what has happened to these First Nations children. This is only the unknown children who died from one of the 190 residential prison schools in Canada. We must own this shame, all of us. How many more are there? This must be answered with a full investigation.
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