“Where are the Children? Healing the Legacy of the Residential Schools” is an online exhibit of photographs largely from public and church archival collections, compiled in the hope that it will bring healing and restore balance in Aboriginal communities by encouraging children to ask, and parents to answer, important questions about their family histories. How … Continue reading Exhibit: Where Are the Children?
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A Week for Reconciliation
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada has a mandate to learn the truth about what happened in the residential schools and to inform all Canadians about what happened in the schools. Residential Schools for Aboriginal people in Canada date back to the 1870s. Over 130 residential schools were located across the country. The last … Continue reading A Week for Reconciliation
Join Together in Reconciliation: Announcing the first Reconciliation Week, September 16-22 2013
For more than 120 years, thousands of Aboriginal children in British Columbia – some as young as 4 years old – were sent to Indian Residential Schools funded by the federal government and run by the churches. Lil’wat children were taken to St. Joseph’s Mission at Williams Lake, St. Mary’s Indian Residential School in Mission, … Continue reading Join Together in Reconciliation: Announcing the first Reconciliation Week, September 16-22 2013