The Métis Nation Saskatchewan Estevan Local No. 25 held a vigil in recognition of 215 Indigenous children whose remains were found on Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc on the site of the former Kamloops, B.C., Residential School. Close to 100 people gathered by city hall Friday afternoon to listen to drums, speeches and prayers, recognizing people that suffered and died in the residential school system. Elder Michael Lonechild from White Bear First Nations, Elder Norm Fleury from Saskatoon and Estevan Mayor Roy Ludwig gave speeches and said prayers in Cree, Michif and English. Next week’s edition of the Mercury will have more on the event.