June 27 – July 12
At Rotiwennakehte School – 407 St. Michel, Kanesatake, Quebec J0N 1E0
Open daily from 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
I will be at the 100 years of loss exhibition about Residential Schools for two weeks.
About Residential Schools:
For over a century, beginning in the mid1800s and continuing into the late 1990s, Aboriginal children in Canada were taken from their homes and communities, and were placed in institutions called residential schools. These schools were run by religious orders in collaboration with the federal government and were attended by children as young as four years of age. Separated from their families and prohibited from speaking their native languages and practicing their culture the vast majority of the 150,000 children who attended these schools experienced neglect and suffering.
The impacts of sexual, mental, and physical abuse, shame, and deprivation endured at Indian Residential Schools continue to affect generations of Survivors, their families, and communities today. It is estimated that 80,000 Survivors of the residential schools are alive today. Remarkably, in the face of this tremendous adversity, many Survivors and their descendants have retained their language and their culture and continue to work toward healing and reconciliation.
Reference and for more information about this topic: www.legacyofhope.ca