TRC Winnipeg 2010

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TRC: A journey just begun

Video of the first Truth and Reconciliation National Event in Winnipeg.

Flora Packo, daughter of residential school survivors. Photo: Marites N. Sison

Survivors’ families learn about residential schools

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.
Pure joy at powwow marking the end of the first TRC event in Winnipeg. Photo: Marites N. Sison

Journey ‘far from complete’

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. Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development Canada. Photo: Marites N. Sison

TRC an ‘extraordinary’ truth-telling event, says bishop

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...
(R to L):National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald and Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada listen to an elder.Photo: Marites N. Sison

Hiltz offers church’s full support for TRC

Indian residential school survivors need more time to share their stories, says Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada.
TRC Bentwood Box carved by Coast Salish artist Luke Marston.Photo: Marites N. Sison

Gestures of reconciliation

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.
Madeline Spence (left) waits to share her residential school experience at the national TRC event in Winnipeg. Photo: Marites N. Sison

Survivors unburden decades-long pain

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.
(L to R): The Rev. Margaret Mullin, elder George Munroe, and Sister Eva Solomon. Photo: Marites N. Sison

Walking a fine line

"I'm no longer ashamed of who I am. I'm a strong Anishnabe woman and I'm a minister of the Christian faith."
Young drummers perform at the TRC national event opening ceremonies. They were part of a choir comprising grade school students from Winnipeg. Photo: Marites N. Sison

Sinclair encourages survivors to share stories

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.
Participants check out various tents at The Forks in Winnipeg, where the first TRC national event is being held.Photo: Marites Sison

Thousands expected at first TRC event

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.
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