Day: July 7, 2017

Blue Quills teaching the painful truth about residential schools

This article was published in the Summer 2017 edition of Public Interest Alberta’s newsletter, The Advocate. If you want proof that a lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting its shoes on, look no further than residential schools in Canada. For more than 130 years we’ve been hearing the lies about these infamous institutions – that they were created to integrate Indigenous Canadians into the mainstream society, that they were…

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‘I thought I understood’ residential schools, but I did not know

As I sit in front of my computer I find myself struggling to communicate the necessary words to describe my experience with residential schools. The only words I have are … I thought I understood. My uncle, my mother’s brother, was sent to a residential school so I thought I understood. His time at the residential school was never spoken of, so I thought I understood. My uncle, on my wife’s side of the family, taught…

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