‘We just want people to witness what the kids went through’

Mark Atleo of the Ahousaht First Nation, who also goes by the name Kiikitakashuaa, with his artwork in the background. A survivor of the Alberni Indian Residential School on Vancouver Island, he says painting represented an escape. (Evan Mitsui/CBC)

A new exhibition at the Museum of Vancouver is displaying rare artworks created by children who attended residential schools — oftentimes, the only surviving materials from their childhood.

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Nearly all the models are Indigenous; many current or former foster children


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Human Spirit by Susan Point

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