Ses Jack, 15, Sadie Johnson, 14, and Tiffany Boston, 18, showed two short films in the Williams Lake Secondary School Commons at the end of April which tie in with the St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School Commemoration Project.
The films they produced are titled Survivors of Alkali Lake and What is Reconciliation?
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC), hears submissions in Williams Lake this week.
Former students, their family members and others who have been affected by Canada’s Indian Residential Schools are invited to share their experiences with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC), May 16 to 18 as part of the St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School Commemoration Project.
Everyone who would like to learn about and bear witness to the legacy of the schools is encouraged to attend.
Statements may be made publicly at sharing panels conducted by Justice Murray Sinclair, chair of the TRC, or privately.
Public sharing panels are scheduled in the gymnasium, Thompson Rivers University, Williams Lake:
Thursday, May 16 from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, May 17 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, May 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Private statement gathering will begin May 16 and continue through Monday, May 20. Health support workers will be on hand.
Sharing panels are free to the public and will be streamed live at www.trc.ca.
The TRC is an independent commission established as a result of the 2007 Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement.