The Truth and Reconciliation Commission will be in Garden Hill next week to hear from community members affected by the Indian residential school system.
Commissioner and Chief Wilton Littlechild will conduct a two-day hearing at the remote northern community on Feb. 19 and 20 for anyone who would like to learn about and witness the schools’ legacy, a commission news release said.
The hearing at Garden Hill First Nation High School is free to the public, and everyone is encouraged to attend. Those who want to make a private statement to the commission will also be able to do so. Health support workers will be on hand, the release said. Program details will be available at www.trc.ca where the hearing will also be streamed live.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has a mandate is to inform all Canadians about what happened in the 150-year history of the residential schools, and to guide and inspire a process of reconciliation, the release said.