The lasting impacts of residential schools were brought home this past weekend. Maggie Mercredi facilitated a half-day workshop about the residential school legacy for our board and staff members.
Indigenous and non-Indigenous participants had varied experiences and exposure to the residential school legacy. We shared some laughter, amidst emotional reactions of sadness, hurt, discomfort and pain. Two residential school survivors shared their experiences, along with an intergenerational survivor, Maxine Lacorne.
There were many lessons learned.