i can't wait until september

annie.25.vancouver

I just watched a film called “we were children” that tells the stories of two canadian residential school survivors. i think it’s important for all of us to listen to these stories and be aware of what went on in these institutions. it’s a huge part of canadian history and it’s also hugely overlooked. many people have no idea that any of this happened and if they do a lot of people don’t realize what a tragedy it was/is and how recently it occurred.  The last residential school closed in 1996 and the direct/residual effects still have a massive impact on aboriginal populations across north america. it’s incredibly powerful to hear the stories told in the people’s own voices and honestly i spent the last hour and a half crying my eyes out(obviously this resonates on a very personal level with me). If you’re interested in watching it you can stream it on the APTN website:

http://aptn.ca/pages/wewerechildren/

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