It was an evening of remembrance and reconciliation as we approached Orange Shirt Day.
Knowledge Keeper Tim Poitras from Muscowpetung First Nation and Gwendy and Gaylene Anaquod spoke about their experiences leading into the film screening, We Were Children. We Were Children (2012) recounts the experiences of two residential school survivors Lyna Hart and Glen Anaquod, combining interviews and dramatic recreations of their experiences. Watch on CBC Gem. NOTE: This film contains disturbing content and is recommended for audiences 16 years of age and older. Parental discretion, and/or watching this film within a group setting, is strongly advised.
The evening ended with jingle dress dance performances by Meadow Musqua that represent healing and strength.
This evening is the first in the series, sponsored by SGI. Watch for further SGI events to commemorate the solstice around December, March and June.