Friday, October 1, 2021

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 2021

~ This post was published on Linkedin on September 30th, 2021

~ Illustration: "Stolen Innocence at Catholic School," 40"x30", 1980, acrylic on canvas by a Canadian/Indigenous (Anishinaabe) artist Norval Morrisseau a.k.a. Copper Thunderbird (1931-2007); Private collection of Ugo Matulić, Calgary, Alberta CANADA; Note: Signed, dated and titled on canvas' verso by the artist with Catholic cross next to the inscription, in black paint.

"September 30, 2021 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

The day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process."

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Additional note: Norval Morrisseau himself spent four years in the St. Joseph's Roman Catholic residential boarding school in Forth William (now Thunder Bay, Ontario) from 1938 to 1941.