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Friday, July 23, 2021 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Arts, Culture and Heritage
"Where are the Children?" is the first of it's kind in Canada. It spans over 125 years and contains documents and photographs about residential schools from the 1880's until present day. Legacy of Hope is putting on the exhibit in partnership with the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives & SD 22.
This exhibition, the first in Canada to be developed on residential schools, uses archival photographs and documents, to tell the story of the System using a more traditional museum-style format. The content is presented on text panels and the images as framed photographs.
Photographs, text panels and artifacts move the witness through the process of leaving home and arriving at school to school activities and being part of a classroom.
A section on the children who never returned home as well as on contemporary role models provides a wide range of perspectives.
The Legacy of Hope is a national Indigenous charitable organization with the mandate to educate and create awareness and understanding about the Residential School System.
This includes the intergenerational impacts such as the removal of generations of Indigenous children from their families, including the Sixties Scoop, the post-traumatic stress disorders that many First Nations, Inuit, and Metis continue to experience, all while trying to address racism, foster empathy, and understanding and inspire action to improve the situation of Indigenous Peoples today.