The Canadian Press

2015-06-02 | Residential Schools BC

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University of Victoria anthropologist Andrea Walsh says decades-old artwork by residential school survivors from Vancouver Island is part of ceremonies heralding the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report. Walsh says the survivors were between six and 11 years old when they painted scenes from their lives at Port Alberni's Alberni Residential School. Today they are in Ottawa where their rediscovered work will soon be on display in Canada's national museum. (After six years of hearings, the report makes 94 recommendations and concludes the residential school system was a form of cultural genocide.)

Date: 2015-06-02
Placeline: VICTORIA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 15 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << people who are working at Advocates on the downtown Eastside of Vancouver there hereditary Chiefs their cultural leaders and their communities their grandmother's Methodist children reconnected through these paintings >>


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