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.
Winnipeg National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald has called the first national meeting here of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) "a movement that can't...
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."
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."
Saying "the truth will eventually heal us all," Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) chair Justice Murray Sinclair today urged Indian residential schools survivors to tell their stories. And he urged the rest of Canada to listen to them with honour and respect.
There is an air of anticipation, of history waiting to happen here, as Indian residential school survivors and their families, and representatives of churches and government began arriving in Winnipeg June 15 for the first national event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada.