The simple memorial set up at the Coldwater Mill, Coldwater, Ontario

On May 23, 215 unmarked graves were discovered on the grounds of the Kamloops Residential School in Kamloops, British Columbia. Today 751 bodies have been discovered at the site of Marieval Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan about 2 hours east of Regina. This poem is part of my way of dealing with the injustice of the residential school system and how we settlers have destroyed the lives of the people who first lived on the land we call home.

“Numbers”