Educate or prosecute? Two Anishnaabe weigh in on how to deal with residential school deniers

“It wasn’t that bad, they got an education out of it.”  Michael Eshkawkogan says he’s seen that exact comment and others like it when scrolling on social media. No one has ever said it to his face, but he knows it’s out there. “Some don’t believe churches or people are capable of this,” said Eshkawkogan, […]

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Tseshaht looking to demolish and replace last vestiges of residential school

Tseshaht has voted to demolish Maht Mah’s gymnasium, one of two remaining Alberni Indian Residential School (AIRS) buildings, if the First Nation can secure federal funding to build a new multi-use community facility. “Culturally and sports and community wise, Maht Mah’s has been a hub, not just for Tseshaht, but many Nuu-chah-nulth…

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‘Listen to us,’ says residential school survivor as N.L. premier begins apologies in Labrador

As the premier of Newfoundland and Labrador kicks off a string of apologies to residential school survivors on Wednesday, one survivor has advice for how he can make a lasting impact. Miriam Lyall plans to attend the apology in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. An Inuk from Nunatsiavut, Lyall said she would have preferred Andrew Furey…

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‘Moment of recognition and truth:’ N.L. premier delivers apologies in Rigolet and Postville

Premier Andrew Furey started his trip to Labrador in Rigolet and Postville on Wednesday as part of a series of apologies to residential school survivors happening this week. Over the next three days, Furey will visit each of the five Inuit communities of Nunatsiavut, which dot the northern coast of Labrador before winding…

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