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Saskatoon remembers the residential school children.

June 4, 2015

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
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
explains. (Excerpt)


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