Special coverage of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Welcome to the Anglican Journal’s extensive coverage of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s (TRC) national events.
Ottawa National Event News, May/June 2015
In his annual New Year’s address at Christ Church Cathedral, the primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, said the church must ensure that the interests and well-being of children, in Canada and around the world, are upheld.
The six-year mandate of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) ended December 15 with the release of a multi-volume report that ushers in what the commissioners called a “new era in reconciliation for Canada.”
Ottawa National Event Multimedia, May/June 2015
An estimated 10,000 people joined the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Walk for Reconciliation. Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, led the Anglican delegation, which included representatives from various dioceses across Canada. Photos: André Forget/ Anglican Journal
Videos taken during the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Walk for Reconciliation, May 31, Ottawa.
About the TRC
The Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s (RWB) production of Going Home Star—Truth and Reconciliation, which ran Oct. 1 to 5 and opened the ballet’s 75th season, has had reviewers scrambling for adjectives.
On October 1 the Royal Winnipeg Ballet opens its 75th season with an emotionally charged dramatization of healing in the wake of Canada’s residential school system.
Alberta National Event, March 2014
The seventh and final national event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) began in Edmonton March 27 with TRC chair Justice Murray Sinclair stating that the goal of reconciliation must be to establish “a relationship of mutual respect” between indigenous and non-indigenous people of Canada.
For National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald, participating in the national events of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) has been “a strange mixture of Good Friday and Easter.”
B.C. National Event, September 2013
David Scott, a representative of the London-based New England Company (NEC), said he was grateful he had the opportunity to witness the B.C. National Event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC), held Sept. 18 to 21 in Vancouver.
When Charon Spinks and her husband, Tim, got married in 1962, he asked her to promise that if they ever had children, they wouldn’t hand down to them what they had learned and experienced at St. George’s Indian Residential School in Lytton, B.C.
Quebec National Event, April 2013
The first thing one notices upon entering the room is a small woodentree standing against a blown up image of a group of native childrenstaring glumly at the camera.
The Rev. Jennifer Bourque spent most of her time in the “Churches’Listening Area” at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Quebecnational event, held here April 24 to 27.
Kwanlin Dun First Nation Chief Rick O’Brien has urged Indian residentialschool survivors not to let the “hard history” of the schools hold themback, saying they must move forward for the sake of their children andgrandchildren.
Anglicans in the diocese of Yukon are gearing up for their participation in the Yukon regional truth and reconciliation event scheduled Jan. 14 to 15,
Saskatchewan National Event, June 2012
The fourth national event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), held in Prairieland Park, Saskatoon, was not just about the survivors. It was also about their children and grandchildren, said TRC Commissioner Mr. Justice Murray Sinclair.
Wearing his trademark cowboy hat, Terrance Assiniboine appeared at the recent survivors’ hearings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) hearings in Saskatoon to tell the audience how he came to be the man he is today.
Northern National Event, June 2011
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.
Inuvik-Two Anglicans from the South who joined the Northern National Event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) here said they have been transformed by their experience of meeting former students and listening to their testimonies about the Indian residential schools.
Atlantic National Event, October 2011
The Atlantic National Event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC), held in Halifax Oct. 26 to 29, closed with a birthday celebration
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.
Winnipeg National Event, June 2010
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.