7th Annual Story Tellers Gala
Join the TRUSU Equity Committee for the 7th Annual Story Tellers Gala. This event provides a forum for students, faculty, staff, and community to gain a greater understanding of the history and current issues impacting Aboriginal communities through the sharing of experiences and stories. To check out past speakers visit the Story Tellers Gala Page.
The event will take place on Monday October 26th 2015 in the Campus Activity Centre Grand Hall. Doors will open at 6:00PM and the lecture will start at 7:00PM. There is no cost to attend the event and we welcome students, faculty, staff, and community members to attend.
This year’s Gala will focus on the recently released findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC). In its chilling summary report, the TRC found that over the past century the Canadian government perpetrated “cultural genocide” against Aboriginal communities and cultures from coast, to coast, to coast.
Our keynote speaker will be the Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair, Commissioner of the TRC whose 6 years of experience gathering data and first-hand accounts from the survivors of residential schools will allow us to answer three fundamental questions:
- What is the truth about what happened in residential schools?
- Who is responsible for what happened?
- What can we do as a nation and what can I do as a individual to assist moving forward reconciliation between non-Aboriginal and Aboriginal communities in Canada?
Oct 26, 2015 at 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Who: TRUSU Equity Committee | firstname.lastname@example.org | (250) 828 - 5289