Today, speakers from around Canada take stock and outline their plans and hopes going into the future for the aboriginal community in Day 3 of the Truth and Reconciliation’s (TRC) three-day forum on creating a national resource center to document the legacy of the country’s residential schools system.
Scholars scheduled to speak include Ann Stevenson from the University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver; Stuart Murray, president and CEO of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg; and Stephen Augustine, curator of ethnology for Eastern Maritimes at the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Ottawa. Listeners can also hear from Iqaluit Mayor Madeleine Redfern, also former executive director of the Qikiqtani Truth Commission; Igloolik mayor Paul Quassa, also vice chairman of the Nunavut Planning Commission, president of the Nunavut Film Development Corp. and former chief negotiator for the Tungavik Federation of Nunavut.
After lunch the listeners will hear observations and reflections from the parties to the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement and from members of the TRC Survivors Committee.
The forum is being livestreamed today, Thursday March 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. PST.
The webcast is available in English and French.