Silem Yanilth in the Tsimshian language means "Bring Them Home"
Designed by Raven Hillenbrand, the pin commemorates the 215 children's remains found on the site of the Indian Residential School in Kamloops, B.C. Pins can be purchased from the IBEW 213 Hall in Port Coquitlam for $5 with all proceeds going to the Indian Residential School Survivors Society of BC.
From the artist: "The Raven is known for a lot of things, such as being a trickster and also transformation. When I created this design in honour of our children who didn't make it home and were not properly laid to rest, the Rave came to mind. He spreads his wings low to comfort the children and protect their recovery, guiding each loved one as the healing begins."
Sister Hillenbrand is Tsimshian First Nation of the House of Dza'Wilaks (Ganhada Tribe), of the Gitxaala Nation. She is a Red Seal Plumber and Gas B Fitter, and proud member of UA Local 170.
You can make a donation to the Indian Residential School Survivors Society of BC by visiting: