- Students have been working hard for weeks ahead to prepare for this virtual town hall!
- The big day has finally arrived!Everyone is ready to join the conversation about residential schools in Canada. Looking forward to a full of day of collaboration, discussion, and learning from each other!
- — Alixaundria Lamothe (@AlixLamothe)Wed, Mar 19 2014 15:02:54Hi from St.Andrews. This will be a great day learning about residential schools and the survivors! #abyouthvoice
- — Danielle Barron (@dacabarron)Wed, Mar 19 2014 15:40:21Today is going to be a meaningful experience to enhance my knowledge as I start my teaching career working with amazing youth! #abyouthvoice
- What an inspiring start to the day! We are lucky enough to have two Elders from the First Nations community join us to share their powerful stories.
- — Dan Gillmor (@dang38)Wed, Mar 19 2014 16:47:09#abyouthvoice creating opportunities to speak with elders is a powerful resource to create cultural awareness. It starts an open dialogue
- — Shelby Laughlin (@shelbyerinrandy)Wed, Mar 19 2014 16:31:48We should focus this conference on rescuing our culture rather than its destruction. We have already hurt now we need to heal. #abyouthvoice
- — Çera Jiang (@Ceralyn4ever)Wed, Mar 19 2014 17:33:14"The first step is to look at yourself first. Understand your own culture before you start to look at somebody else."... #abyouthvoice
- — Catherine Marzotko (@CarryStyles23)Wed, Mar 19 2014 15:59:49It is very sad hearing the cultural impacts that residential schools have had on generations #abyouthvoice
- — Catherine Marzotko (@CarryStyles23)Wed, Mar 19 2014 19:35:14"An agonizing heirloom that all of our families are stuck with" The impacts have been seen throughout generations...#abyouthvoice
- — Amanda G (@babygirlcree)Wed, Mar 19 2014 16:20:19"Lots of people have been adopted and in foster care- it is similar to residential school. They need to be monitored" #abyouthvoice
Truth and Reconciliation Commission Virtual Town Hall
High school students joined together to explore the causes and reasons for the creation of residential schools and how these schools affected the First Nations people.