Members of Tk'emlúps te Secwe̓pemc Nation wonder whether Trudeau was listening during his apologetic visit

As Ashley Michel approached the microphone Monday afternoon in the powwow arbour of the Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc Nation, she paused and fought back tears.

The 30-year-old took a deep breath, pulled off her face mask and faced Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. 

“Mr. Trudeau, there is a lot I want to say, but you don’t know me,” she said, reading from prepared notes. “My voice may shake a little … but I need you to listen and I want you to hear my voice.” 

Michel, who stood beside her seven-year-old daughter, Aveah, shared the pain she felt for mothers who lost their children at the nearby Kamloops Indian Residential School, where unmarked graves

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