A memorial in Prince George to honor the 215 children found in a massive grave at Kamloops Residential School has been moved.

The Lheidli T’enneh announced that he was going from the town hall to the exploration site for temporary custody.

The host First Nation said the footwear and other items that make up the memorial are important to all Indigenous communities.

“Our council is supporting discussions with our partner organizations such as the City of Prince George, the Fraser-Fort George Regional District, The Exploration Place and others to determine an appropriate site for a permanent memorial to the 215 children who did not. have never had the opportunity to grow up and laugh and pursue their dreams. We have always said that the memory of their life should never be forgotten. “

“This is true for all the children who died while attending residential schools across Canada. Our nation and The Exploration Place will keep this memorial secure until a permanent site can be determined. We make this promise to the 215 children found buried in a mass grave at Kamloops Residential School and their families. We make this promise to all residential school survivors and to all who have contributed something to the memorial that was on display at Prince George City Hall. Our nation thanks the city of Prince George for taking great care of the memorial since it began appearing a week ago. We now accept responsibility for continuing this care and protection with our partner The Exploration Place, ”Chief Dolleen Logan said in a press release.