National Truth and Reconciliation event comes to Edmonton

Global News

EDMONTON – For three days, the Shaw Conference Centre will host the final national Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) event, which is being held in Edmonton from March 27-30.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission was created to education Canadians about the history and ongoing impact of residential schools. Thousands of Aboriginal children in Alberta were taken from their families and sent to schools which were funded by the federal government and run by the churches.

READ MORE: A history of residential schools in Canada 

The national TRC event in Alberta runs March 27-30 at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton. It will include statement gathering, traditional ceremonies, survivor gatherings and statements, listening circles, Education Day, cultural performances, art displays and film.

“The national events have two or three key purposes,” explained TRC Commissioner Marie Wilson. “One is to allow for a representative number of former students to share their experiences……

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