Source: (2008) Windspeaker. 26(1): 16.

In an emotional and momentous display of repentance and forgiveness, church and First Nations leaders gathered in Saskatoon to remember the atrocities committed in some residential schools and to discuss ways to move forward in solidarity. The Saskatoon stop of “Remembering the Children” — a multi-city tour intended to promote the work of Canada’s upcoming Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) — happened on Sunday, March 9. The event brought together at the Western Development Museum hundreds of members of the public, including church representatives and residential school survivors. The tour also made similar stops during March in Ottawa, Vancouver and Winnipeg. “As key participants, along with the federal government, in the operation of Indian Residential Schools, the Anglican, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic and United Churches have committed themselves to full participation in the TRC process,” the Web site for the tour (www.rememberingthechildren.ca) explains. (Excerpt)