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Killing the Indian in the Child: Generations Lost and Youth on Reconciliation – Travelling Exhibit

March 3, 2023 @ 10:00 am - April 4, 2023 @ 4:00 pm


From March 3rd to April 4th you can visit our new travelling exhibits from the Legacy of Hope Foundation.

*The exhibit is free with regular admission *

Killing the Indian in the Child: Generations Lost

For several centuries, Indigenous children were taken from their homes and communities and placed in institutions called Residential Schools. These schools were run by religious orders in
collaboration with the Federal Government and were attended by children as young as four or five years of age.

Separated from their families and were prohibited from speaking their native languages and practicing their culture, the vast majority of the over 150,000 children that attended these schools experienced neglect and
suffering. The impacts of sexual, mental, and physical abuse, shame, and deprivation endured at the Residential Schools continue to affect generations of Survivors, their families, and communities today.

Remarkably, in the face of this tremendous adversity, many Survivors and their descendants have retained their language and their culture and continue to work toward healing and Reconciliation. This is likely due to their traditional and cultural beliefs, teachings and ways of life prior to attending Residential Schools

Youth on Reconciliation – Imagine A Canada

This exhibition explores the concept of Reconciliation through artistic expression and what that means to youth in Canada. The banners feature artworks and poems by winners of the first Imagine a Canada competition, announced in March of 2016. Imagine a Canada is an annual national art and essay competition sponsored by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation in collaboration with Rideau Hall. It asks young people to share their thoughts on what the future of Canada can look like through the lens of hope, respect, and Reconciliation.


These exhibits contain subject matter that may be disturbing to some visitors and may be triggering.
Please call 1-866-925-4419 or your local crisis line for counselling and support.


March 3, 2023 @ 10:00 am
April 4, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
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Royal Alexandra Hall
57 Van Horne Street S
Cranbrook, British Columbia V1C 7A8 Canada
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