“Indian” Residential Schools: Can truth lead to reconciliation?

April 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Project Lead: Tom Scott & Kalina Grewal
Event date/time: April 28, 10 am - 2:30 pm
Event location: Collaboratory, 2nd Floor Scott Library

In this one-day event, the Scott Library will host York academics, secondary school teachers and students, and members of the local community with the purpose of raising awareness, fostering dialogue and engaging with library resources on the theme of “Indian” residential schools and their legacy for First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples in Canada. In the morning, Professor Bonita Lawrence will speak on “The Indian Residential School Settlement: Speaking Truths before "Reconciliation" and Professor Celia Haig-Brown will speak on "Awareness, Acknowledgement, Atonement and Action: moving to reconciliation.” In the afternoon, students and teachers will engage with specialized library resources to shed further light on this painful chapter in Canada’s history.