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OTC at St. Michael’s Indian Residential School Gathering

  • Published - 08/08/2023
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  • Posted By - OTC
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Members of the Office of the Treaty Commissioner team travelled to Duck Lake, Saskatchewan to attend the third St. Michael’s Indian Residential School Gathering in early August.

We were there to share information about the work of the office, including information available in our archives, some of our work pertaining to Indian Residential School research, and how individuals can contact us for information to support their research.

There were about 100 people at the event including Elders and residential school Survivors, who attended to hear speakers focused on trauma, healing, and recovery.

“It was important and necessary. Speeches were made about addiction, love from our parents who attended residential school and intergenerational trauma,” said Morgan Esperance, a member of the OTC team.

There were also musical performers who provided entertainment during the breaks.

“The event it had a more serious tone the day [we] were there,” said Eli Worme, another team member.

“I am glad I was able to attend the event and hear the speakers I think it’s important and I believe other events like this should take place.”