The Naramata Centre in collaboration with the Naramata Community Church is handing out a variety of orange flower seeds today, July 8 in memory of the 150,000+ Indigenous children forced into residential schools. (Facebook)

Naramata to colour village orange to support Indigenous allies

Orange flower seeds to be planted in memory of Indigenous children forced into residential schools

The Naramata Centre in collaboration with the Naramata Community Church is handing out a variety of orange flower seeds in memory of the more than 150,000 Indigenous children forced into residential schools. ⠀

The seeds will be handed out today, July 8 between 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Seeds will be available for pickup at two locations: in front of Alberta Hall (on Ellis St.) and at the Naramata Community Church.

“We encourage our community to support and colour our village orange by planting these seeds,” said the Naramata Centre on Facebook.

On Friday, July 9, the Osoyoos Indian Band will be holding a Walk to Remember in Oliver for the 215 children discovered at the Kamloops residential school and the more than 1,000 across Canada discovered since.

The Walk ends with the unveiling of the Osoyoos Indian Band’s Residential School Monument Wall in Oliver.

READ MORE: Osoyoos Indian Band to unveil its Residential School Monument Wall on July 9

READ MORE: For the children caravan leaves Penticton for Kamloops

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