In the 1990s, hundreds of survivors from Shubenacadie were the first to file a class action lawsuit against the federal government for loss of language and culture, and for physical and sexual abuse.
For a moment in time they were children once more as they each held up a cupcake with gooey vanilla-chocolate frosting and a tiny flickering candle.
Video of the first Truth and Reconciliation National Event in Winnipeg.
Flora Packo moved from one table to another getting as many brochures, posters, photocopies of photographs and other materials about Indian residential schools as she could.
The first national event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) concluded Saturday night with Justice Murray Sinclair, TRC chair, expressing satisfaction that it had been a “special, excellent start.”
TRC Commissioners Justice Murray Sinclair, Chief Winton Littlechild and Marie Wilson with The Hon.…
Indian residential school survivors need more time to share their stories, says Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada.
The Anglican Church of Canada yesterday offered symbols of its commitment to support the healing journey of Indian residential school survivors and their descendants in a special ceremony held here at the first national Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) event.
They were known by their numbers at residential schools and to this day, Evelyn Omand, now in her 60s, still remembers hers: 38, 39, 43, and 45. She had gone to four different residential schools.
“I’m no longer ashamed of who I am. I’m a strong Anishnabe woman and I’m a minister of the Christian faith.”