Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Stained Glass Window in House of Commons Commemorating Legacy of Indian Residential Schools

Yesterday, I joined residential school survivors, government, church and other officials at the unveiling of the work of art designed by Metis artist Christi Belcourt (above) for display in the Parliament of Canada (just outside the House of Commons where it will be viewed by thousands of visitors each year) commemorating the legacy of the Indian Residential Schools and created to be an expression of hope for a bright future in which Native and non-Native Canadians are reconciled.

There were prayers, speeches, songs and drumming by Aboriginal, Inuit and Metis people from across Canada.  As Archbishop Gerard Pettipas, CSsR of Grouard-McLennan and Chair of the Corporation of Catholic Entities Party to the Indian Residential Schools Settlement (CCEPIRSS) was unable to be present, I was pleased to represent him for this special and historic occasion. 

Here are some photos taken on this occasion:


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