UFV’s Indian Residential School Day of Learning took place at the Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Hope, and Mission campuses on Wednesday (September 18).The day was chosen to coincide with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s national event in Vancouver.
The Commission was established to gather testimony and to inform the Canadian public about the history and effects of the residential schools. The goal of UFV’s event is to bring Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people together, sharing and working on healing, and renewing relationships based on knowledge, mutual understanding, compassion and respect.Indian Residential School survivors, Aboriginal Elders, community members and other special guests joined UFV students, faculty, and staff in a day of presentations, interactive panels, films, readings and displays.
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