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Bonnyville Legion unveils monument for children who attended residential schools

Bonnyville Legion unveils monument for children who attended residential schools

On a gloomy afternoon a crowd formed to watch the unveiling of a monument dedicated to every student that was forced to attend one of Canada’s 139 Indian Residential Schools.
Calling Lake honours lost children and survivors of residential schools

Calling Lake honours lost children and survivors of residential schools

Student walk the previous day was ruined by man hurling racial slurs
PHOTOS: Hundreds attend National Day for Truth and Reconciliation walk

PHOTOS: Hundreds attend National Day for Truth and Reconciliation walk

PHOTOS: Hundreds attend National Day for Truth and Reconciliation walk
Young Spirit engages students at Notre Dame High School for Orange Shirt Day

Young Spirit engages students at Notre Dame High School for Orange Shirt Day

Students at École Notre Dame High School celebrated Orange Shirt Day a day early.
Sept 30 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Walk

Sept 30 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Walk

Okotoks marks first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

Okotoks marks first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

The day was established to honour the lost children and survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities as one of the 94 calls to action by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
St. Albert students celebrate Day for Truth and Reconciliation

St. Albert students celebrate Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Week of action highlights Indigenous culture
Every Child Matters

Every Child Matters

A conversation about residential schools and healing.
Ceremony in Morley honours Residential School survivors

Ceremony in Morley honours Residential School survivors

“It has a very deep impact on how you raise your children. We were never taught affection, we were never taught to say I love you, we were never told by anybody that we were loved. It was all, every day, degrading comments. No matter what we did there was always something wrong with us, and that has deeply affected Residential School survivors.” 
Kahkewistahaw woman walking across western Canada for Residential School victims and survivors

Kahkewistahaw woman walking across western Canada for Residential School victims and survivors

“I couldn’t get out of beds for days. I was crying all day,” Taypotat said. “I’m a mom and my daughter is eight. I couldn’t imagine sending her when she is four, the policemen coming and forcing me to give her up to go to these schools. It’s a nightmare— In the core of my soul it hurts.”