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How to be an Ally: The Legacy of Residential Schools & the Journey Forward

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Unionville Library

15 Library Lane

Markham, ON L3R 5C4

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150 Years of Loss. For over a century indigenous children in Canada were taken from their homes and placed in institutions called residential schools run by religious orders in collaboration with the federal government. Separated from their families and prohibited from speaking their native languages and practicing their culture, most experienced sexual, mental, and physical abuse, shame, and deprivation. Join us and learn about the effects that residential schools continue to have in communities today.

Facilitated by Bear Standing Tall, Indigenous Nehiyaw (Cree) from Onion Lake Cree Nation, Saskatchewan and the founder of Bear Standing Tall and Associates.

This event is associated with Markham Reads. Markham Reads is Markham's biggest book club- an annual celebration of books, ideas and community. Every year, we invite readers to pick up a book that will inspire conversations across the city, and that promotes reading and dialogue through shared experience. Our selection for 2017 is Nobody Cries at Bingo by Dawn Dumont.

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