General News · 1st March 2014
Brought to you by the Cortes Truth & Reconciliation Learning Group
6:00 – Doors Open
6:30 – Movie Screening
8:15 – Circle Discussion & Debrief
CHILDCARE available upon request. Call Noba 935-0320.
For over 130 years till 1996, more than 100,000 of Canada's First Nations children were legally required to attend government-funded schools run by various Christian faiths. Most children were sent to faraway schools that separated them from their families and traditional land. These schools were established with the express purpose 'To kill the Indian in the child.' The intergenerational affect today is still very present. Told through their own voices, 'We Were Children' is the shocking true story of two such children: Glen Anaquod and Lyna Hart.
Warning: this film contains disturbing content and is recommended for audiences 16 years of age and older.
Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line