As we all learn the devastating news coming from Kamloops, British Columbia, where the remains of 215 Indigenous children were found at an unmarked location at a residential school, we are called to acknowledge this atrocity and seek to learn fully the legacy of residential schools in order to advance the process of Canadian reconciliation.
Please take an opportunity to review the powerpoint created by Mr. Angaran for our most recent Orange Shirt Day (September 28th). Also, please the media release from Pat Daly, Director of HCDSB, regarding the 215 children that perished in Kamloops: https://www.hcdsb.org/2021/05/a-statement-from-the-director-of-education-kamloops-residential-school/
The Legacy of Residential Schools and the Truth & Reconciliation Commission:
Part of the the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action is the mandate to “redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation” through the accurate accounting of the atrocities faced by indigenous peoples throughout Canada at the hands of the Canadian government and society at large.