Event provides comfort and space for residential school survivors

Residential school survivors gathered together to support one another and share this week. Hosted by Moose Cree First Nation and Kashechewan First Nation, a survivors’ summit was held from Tuesday, Feb 13 to Thursday, Feb. 15 in Timmins, bringing together residential school survivors from northern Ontario and Quebec. “We have…

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Trauma of residential schools still haunts survivors

“We were dragged right onto the plane… you could hear your mom and your grandmothers… and your little brothers and sisters crying when they see you going on that little float plane. Those were among the jarring recollections that Navalik Tologanak shared about her residential school experience during the National Gathering on Unmarked…

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‘No one will ever take my grandchildren again, ever’: Gathering hears from residential school survivors

On the second day of the National Gathering on Unmarked Burials in Iqaluit, survivors of residential schools and tuberculosis sanitoriums shared their stories and the pain and uncertainty of not knowing where their family members are buried. The conference, at the Aqsarniit hotel, is bringing together representatives from…

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Iqaluit to host national gathering on unmarked graves at residential schools

Unmarked burials and the experiences of Inuit and northern communities will be the focus of a conference opening in Iqaluit later this week. Participants from across the country will attend the sixth National Gathering on Unmarked Burials, running Jan. 30 to Feb. 1 at the Aqsarniit hotel…

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