Friday, September 3, 2010

Exhibit launch September 15: Legacy of Residential Schools

Join us at the Chilliwack Library, September 15 @ 2pm, to unveil a poster about the legacy of residential schools. Sponsored by the Library and Aboriginal Access Services, the celebration will include drumming, singing, and refreshments.

Eddie Gardner, the facilitator of the Indian Residential Schools Survivors Support Program for Stó:lõ Health Services, who has been serving Aboriginal people in various capacities across Canada for 35 years, will sing an honour song to recognize the good work that was done in creating this poster. He will also speak about the resilience of First Nations people, the healing that needs to be done, and the reconciliation we all need to work towards.

Mr. Gardner, who is also the Head Elder for Skemcis Medicine Lodge Society, said he is pleased with the good work UFV is doing and feels "the poster is a positive step towards bringing out the truth about a dark era of our history."

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