Tag Archives: Residential Schools

Prime Minister visits Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc

By Michael Potestio, Kamloops This Week, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Chief Rosanne Casimir said today is bittersweet, noting she had hoped Prime Minister Justin Trudeau would have been there on Sept. 30, the inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

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Hundreds gather in Terrace for the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Terrace Standard, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Hundreds gathered in a torrential downpour near Terrace’s Millennium Trail to honour the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The unity walk, organized by Tears to Hope Society, was open to all members of the public and saw people march the length of the trail on Thursday afternoon.

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Tsleil-Waututh Nation lead powerful pilgrimage walk in North Vancouver

By Elisia Seeber, North Shore News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A sea of orange flowed down Dollarton Highway on Sept. 30 as members of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation community, and family members from Musqueam and Squamish nations, took part in a pilgrimage walk to commemorate the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

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The shadow of residential schools ‘gets longer and longer’

Warning: This story contains details that may provoke distress or trauma in some readers.

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Homalco Chief Darren Blaney has the tragic distinction of being a third-generation residential school survivor.

Like his father, and grandfather before him, Blaney was forced from his home, family, and culture in the small community of Church House in Bute Inlet along B.C.’s remote central coast.

“My great-grandfather was the first one from Homalco to go to residential school in 1875,” said Blaney.

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Treat Truth and Reconciliation Day as Remembrance Day

By Abby Francis, qathet Living, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Truth and Reconciliation Day should be like Remembrance Day. A day to honour and remember the children who did not make it home from out of  Canada’s Residential Schools, and a day to honour and respect those who did. 

Then again, how can one really truly come home whole after experiencing what they had inside those places? Residential schools impacted every single First Nations community across Canada. 

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