Category Archives: Indian Residential Schools

Preserving the Past!

  Elsie Charles Basque has been a long-standing member of the Mi’kmawey Debert Cultural Centre Elders’ Advisory Council. Having just celebrated her 99th birthday, Elsie has documented carefully her amazing life through photographs, documents and news articles in binders and … Continue reading

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Honouring Elder Douglas Knockwood

Few have led a life that Elder Douglas Knockwood has lived. A member of the Canadian Special Forces, an alcohol and drug counsellor for decades, a respected Elder on the Mi’kmawey Debert Cultural Centre Elders’ Advisory Council, Doug can now … Continue reading

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IRS Meetings Held Throughout Mi’kma’ki

Since April 2013, the Mi’kmawey Debert Indian Residential School (IRS) Legacy Program has been busy organizing and holding meetings for IRS survivors and their families. Coordinator Dorene Bernard and MDCC staff members Sheila Pierro and Shannon Googoo have travelled throughout … Continue reading

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Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada holds National Events in Nova Scotia

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) provided a venue for survivors of the Indian Residential Schools to share their stories in three venues the fall of 2011: Eskasoni First Nation, Indian Brook First Nation and the city of … Continue reading

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