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Why I’ll forever remember Truth & Reconciliation Day 2021

Editor’s note: The author is writing about a march from Tla’amin Nation lands to Willingdon Beach  in Powell River.

qathet Living, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

I attended the Truth and Reconciliation Day march on September 30. I was photographing it for qathet Living, so a lot of my attention was focused on taking pictures, however, there were multiple moments where I would stop and look around and be filled with a thousand different emotions. 

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A message of truth and reconciliation from Fairy Creek

Editor’s note: The opinions expressed in this broadcast belong to the people stating them and are not necessarily shared by Cortes Radio, its board, staff, producers or listening audience.  

The direct action to protect what some call the last intact old growth ecosystem in southern Vancouver Island, at Fairy Creek, began 420 days ago.  Now the RCMP have left and a couple of Truth and Reconciliation Day messages have been sent from Fairy Creek: 

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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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