Brian doerksen - 215

Two hundred and fifteen
Two hundred and fifteen
Indigenous children who can't come home

Two hundred and fifteen
How many more missing?
Indigenous children who won't come home

Why did it take so long?
Revealing this ancient wrong
When mothers cried through countless nights alone
The church and the government
Complicit in violence
How could such savagery stay unconfessed?


If there's a God in heaven, You've been used again
To subjugate, assimilate, eradicate the other
We're Christian and Canadian yet now ashamed of both
We weep with the indigenous and stand with all who mourn

Why did it take so long?
Revealing this ancient wrong
The elders spoke but we refused to hear
The church and the government
Complicit in violence
How could something so evil happen here?

Two hundred and fifteen
Two hundred and fifteen
Indigenous children stolen

Writers: Brian Doerksen , Cheryl Bear

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