Truth and reconciliation is about uncovering truths and working towards building mutually respectful relationships. This happens when we have open minds and hearts to hear and feel, acknowledging we stand together in unity towards healing. In recent weeks, the country has learned of some very sad events that our Indigenous brothers and sisters and their families have experienced while attending residential school.
On Canada Day at 9:30pm a vigil will be held at the Jack Tennant Memorial Bridge where both Cochrane and Stoney Nakoda residents can come together to share in solidarity to honor the memory of Indigenous Children who attended one of the many Indian Residential Schools. These children, like their families, endured much abuse as society tried to assimilate them into mainstream society. We must honor the uniqueness of every individual.
Let us find a path together. Let us talk together. Let us find healing together and ways to move forward to better relationships.
We will meet by the bridge, share stories and walk together holding space for those who have gone on. We will end by lighting up the bridge to honor those children.