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Tag: residential schools

The Hidden Legacy Conference

Next week I will be attending The Hidden Legacy Conference put on by the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs. The conference focuses on the generational impact of residential schools and legacy of residential school trauma in Aboriginal communities. The full conference agenda can be seen here. I am looking forward to a number of a sessions…
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Spanish Residential School

During my trip down to Southern Ontario during the holidays I stopped at the former site of the Indian Residential School in Spanish, Ontario. This site was once home to St. Peter Claver’s Residential School for Boys, St. Joseph’s Girls Residential School. Eventually St. Peter Claver’s was turned into the Garnier Residential School. The site…
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Inspiring Heritage Moments

Today’s #reverb10 prompt is : Moment. Pick one moment during which you felt most alive this year. Describe it in vivid detail (texture, smells, voices, noises, colors). I have adjusted the prompt slightly to include moments where I have felt the most inspired and alive by events relating to history and heritage. One of the…
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Government Apologies and Collective Memory

The past couple of weeks have been filled with government apologies for historical wrongs. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Air India, and Bloody Sunday Inquiry have all been prominent in the news recently. What significance do public apologies for historic wrongs have? Government apologies have the potential to remind the general public of events long…
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