Oct 05, 2017
Shannon van Leenen
Media Relations Officer
Bow Valley College Hosts Third Consecutive Indian Residential School Awareness Day
CALGARY – For the third consecutive year, Learner Success Services and the Iniikokaan Centre at Bow Valley College hosted an Indian Residential School Awareness Day.
On Thursday, October 5, the College presented a First Nations panel to discuss Indian Residential Schools:
- Ruth Scalp Lock – Siksika Nation
- Keith Chiefmoon – Kainai Nation
- Doris Calliou – Cultural Resource Elder, Alexanders First Nation, Treaty 6
- Lance Scout – Kainai Nation
The event began with a blessing by Bow Valley College Elder, Doris Calliou.
The Honourable Kathleen Ganley, MLA for Calgary, Buffalo and Minister of Justice and Solicitor General provided opening remarks from the Government of Alberta.
Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission residential school commemoration event, which was initially held in Williams Lake, BC. This day has become an opportunity to keep the discussion of the residential schools happening annually.
For further details about Orange Shirt Day please visit: www.orangeshirtday.org.
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