Unveiling Ceremony: The Journey of the Baby Vamp: Honouring the Lives of the Missing Children from Residential Schools
Date: Friday, September 30, 2022

Time: 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Location: Residence Commons Conference Room 270/272/274, Carleton University

In 2021, the recovery of 215 unmarked graves at Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia, followed by hundreds of others, was a turning point in Canadian history. To commemorate and honour each First Nation, Métis, and Inuit child who never returned home from Residential Schools, Social Work PhD student Deborah Young launched a communal beading project at Carleton, inviting community, faculty, staff and students to join together to create beaded baby vamps for eventual display in the School of Social Work.  This unveiling features an artwork of 356 vamps created to honour the children and families who continue to live and feel the impacts of the Residential School System.

Keynote Speaker: Kimberley Murray, Independent Special Interlocutor for Missing Children and Unmarked Graves and Burial Sites associated with Indian Residential Schools in Canada
Topic: Honouring the Children: Unmarked Graves at Residential Schools – What Does this Mean for Reconciliation in Canada? Do Universities Have a Role in Advancing Reconciliation in the Academy and the Classroom?

Registration is required; please follow this link to register today.