Remembering the children

On September 30, community members came together as they have done for the past six years to commemorate survivors of residential schools for Orange Shirt Day. This year, however, was different. With the discovery of thousands of unmarked graves at former residential school sites across the country and Canada finally recognizing

Indigenous leaders inspire Montreal crowd

Every word spoken by Katsi’tsakwas Ellen Gabriel carried through the heavy air as hundreds of people attentively listened, desperately trying to absorb their meaning. “Why did it take finding evidence of the children for you all to rise up together with us?” pleaded the Kanehsata’kehró:non, as she addressed the sea of

Kanehsatake unites for Orange Shirt Day

Courtesy Jadyn Lauder In a community where there is strength in numbers, Kanehsata’kehró:non know resilience and compassion are at their strongest when all members come together as one. With the inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation prioritizing raising awareness about the legacy of residential schools, Kanehsatake is concentrating on ensuring September

Commemorating residential school victims

When 215 children were found in unmarked graves at the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, Jessica Hernandez felt the news like a weight on her shoulders. “It was a really heavy week,” said the owner of Nicia’s Accessories. “I had never felt like that before.” She knew she was