Commemorationiss

Cities of Winnipeg, Toronto and Edmonton

Why?
As of the end of November, 2019, Winnipeg (2014), Toronto (2019) and Edmonton (2019) have either installed or are in the process of installing  a Residential School Monument Call to Action # 82 called on provincial and territory governments in collaboration with Indigenous groups to commission and install a publicly accessible, highly visible Residential Schools Monument in each capital city. 
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May 26, 2014 – A monument to honour those who attended residential schools in Canada was unveiled on Monday near the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg
July 12, 2017 – City officials announced that a public memorial will be built in Edmonton
Oct. 9-11, 2019 – The celebration aims to create awareness of the Indian Residential School Survivor (IRSS) Legacy Project, led by Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre in collaboration with the City of Toronto. The project, to be permanently featured on Nathan Phillips Square, is anticipated to be completed in 2022. This public space initiative will consist of a 6-foot (two metre) turtle sculpture called the “Restoration of Identity sculpture” and a “Teaching, Learning and Sharing and Healing space”.

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