There were no Anglican run residential schools in the Diocese of Edmonton but survivors live among us.
I added a bit of information at the end in case you were unaware.
Stories can be medicine for communities, for families and for individuals in the work of healing, reconciliation and building new and right relationships. In response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action, the Diocese of Edmonton’s Indigenous Ministries Initiative and Bleeding Heart Art Space are collaborating on Maskihkîy âcimowin/Medicine Stories, a new […]
On Sunday, parishes in the Edmonton diocese joined a national church initiative to mark the closing of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC). Leading up to National Aboriginal Day (June 21) noon vigils (12:10 pm) will be held for 22 consecutive days at All Saints’ Cathedral, 10035-103 St, Edmonton. These services honouring our diocese’s commitment to healing and reconciliation among indigenous peoples and those with settler backgrounds will include: hearing the stories of Residential School survivors, a time of silence, prayers, and ringing of church bells.
A Choral Eucharist and Act of Remembrance for the children who never returned home from Indian Residential Schools, was held March 30, 2014 the last day of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) National Event in Edmonton.
At the official media launch of the TRC National Event to be held in Edmonton March 27-30, Mayor Don Iveson and commissioners Chief Wilton Littlechild and Dr. Marie Wilson stressed the significance of this event for all Albertans and spoke of the need for both collective and individual efforts to begin the healing process.