Truth & Reconciliation – “St. Michael’s Residential School: Lament & Legacy” Book Review
November 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:50 am
Sunday, November 7 at 10 a.m.
Virtual Presentation via Zoom by Dan Rubenstein and Nancy Dyson about their book St. Michael’s Residential School: Lament & Legacy (all royalties go to the Indian Residential Survivors Society in North Vancouver).
Here is a short synopsis of the book:
“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”.