7 2021

Presentation in the Series on Jewish Indigenous Relations

10:00AM - 11:30AM  

By Zoom

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Virtual Presentation via Zoom by Dan Rubenstein and Nancy Dyson on their book " St. Michael's Residential School: Lament and Legacy"

In 1970, they were hired as childcare workers at the Alert Bay Student Residence (formerly St. Michael’s Indian Residential School) off northern Vancouver Island... When a delegation from the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs visited St. Michael’s, the couple presented a long list of concerns. The next day, they were dismissed by the administrator of the school. Forty-five years later, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Reports were released in Ottawa. The raw grief and anger of residential school survivors were palpable and the authors’ troubling memories of St. Michael’s resurfaced. Dan called Reconciliation Canada, and Chief Dr. Robert Joseph encouraged the couple to share their story with today’s Canadians".

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