"Shoe Memorial After Rain"
This memorial on the steps of a Vancouver gallery commemorated 215 long forgotten indigenous children, whose remains, still unidentified, were found on the grounds of a decommissioned "Indian school" run by the Catholic Church since the 19th Century in Kelowna, Canada; one of many institutions for children who had been torn from their homes and cultures to be forcibly re-acculturated.
Nobody can say exactly how these kids died, most of them presumably from some combination of loneliness, sickness, and abuse. And from broken hearts too sad to bear imagining.
TITLE - "Shoe Memorial After Rain"
WHERE - Vancouver, British Columbia (2021)