Residential School Truth and Reconciliation at KPU

This is a good initiative. From the news release:

In support of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC), Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) will host Weaving Together: Healing, Education and Reconciliation, a series of public events designed to continue the national dialogue on residential schools locally, as the TRC visits British Columbia next week.

From September 16-20 across all four KPU campuses, the university will host guest speakers, panel discussions, film screenings and a Pow Wow, all to complement the TRC’s British Columbia Reconciliation Week: An honest discussion about the legacy of Canada’s residential schools. The Commission, led by the Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair, Dr. Marie Wilson and Chief Wilton Littlechild, will document the experiences of those personally affected by residential schools at the Pacific National Exhibition in Vancouver September 18-21.

Building on the spirit of the initiative, Weaving Together is designed to foster greater understanding of Canada’s residential school history. The events also aim to increase awareness and acknowledgement of the injustices experienced by Aboriginal people, as well as the need for continued healing.

“KPU is honoured to support the very important work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. We need to learn, we need to hear the ‘Truth’ about the legacy and impact of the residential schools. It is only by knowing the ‘Truth’ that authentic reconciliation can begin,” says KPU President Dr. Alan Davis.

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