Thursday, 16 March 2017 11:47

Truth and Reconciliation Let's Walk the Talk in Swift Current, March 14, 2017

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Students from Great Plains College and the Chinook School Division as well as members of the public participated in an event in Swift Current to to raise awareness about the impact of residential schools on aboriginal people and the need for action towards reconciliation, March 14. The morning event “Truth and Reconciliation: Let's Walk the Talk” took place at the Great Plains College. It was hosted by the Southwest Multicultural Association in association with the City of Swift Current, Living Sky Casino and the college. Dr. Brian Gobbett of Great Plains College presented a pictorial history about residential schools and reconciliation efforts. Elder Noel Starblanket of the Star Blanket Cree First Nation spoke about his residential school experience. The event concluded with a walk to Market Square, where four students from Maple Creek Composite School (Angelo Catalasan, Mandla Mthembu, Jarod O'Toole, Keara Zoerb) read out various steps towards action and change to achieve reconciliation. Participants then enjoyed a lunch of soup and bannock at the Lyric Theatre. Elder Noel Starblanket also spoke that evening at an event hosted by the Swift Current Branch Library.

 

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