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Airdrie City council takes moment of silence for 215 children found buried in Kamloops

Airdrie City council takes moment of silence for 215 children found buried in Kamloops

After hearing the news that 215 children’s remains were unearthed underneath a former residential school, Airdrie Mayor Peter Brown and his fellow councillors took a two-minute moment of silence to start their meeting on June 7.
Treaty Six Contemporary Art Festival invites applications from Indigenous artists: Deadline June 16

Treaty Six Contemporary Art Festival invites applications from Indigenous artists: Deadline June 16

Indigenous artists in Treaty 6 who are working in the fields of visual art/painting, performance art, music, and spoken-word are encouraged to apply — but every artist is welcome.
'We want to find the children'

'We want to find the children'

A rally made its way from the west side of St. Paul to the St. Paul cathedral on Tuesday, remembering the lives lost at residential schools, honouring the survivors, and asking for answers.
Residential school discovery puts history in perspective

Residential school discovery puts history in perspective

Truth and reconciliation starts with acknowledgment of trauma that occurred
Bells ring in Innisfail 215 times for forgotten Indigenous children

Bells ring in Innisfail 215 times for forgotten Indigenous children

Innisfail’s United Church honours each undocumented discovered grave
PM calls for Catholic Church to take responsibility for Indian Residential Schools

PM calls for Catholic Church to take responsibility for Indian Residential Schools

The prime minister called on Canadian Catholics to speak with their cardinals and bishops and demand the church take responsibility for its role in the horrors of residential schools. 
Indigenous leaders not shocked by graves discovery

Indigenous leaders not shocked by graves discovery

Eden Valley councillor's father, father in law attended residential schools
Indigenous leaders say that new name - Edmonton Elks - is a step forward

Indigenous leaders say that new name - Edmonton Elks - is a step forward

On June 1, the team unveiled its new Edmonton Elks branding, 10 months after the team agreed to change its name from the Eskimos — a racial slur against Inuit peoples. 
Horrors of residential schools existed not far from Okotoks

Horrors of residential schools existed not far from Okotoks

Seventy-three of the 430 children who attended Dunbow Industrial School (also known as St. Joseph's Industrial School) died during its 38 years of operation.
Hundreds gather at Tepee to honour lost Indigenous children

Hundreds gather at Tepee to honour lost Indigenous children

People of all ages – Indigenous and non-indigenous alike – prayed, spoke their truth and wept as drummers drummed next to the 215 pairs of children’s shoes which filled the inner circle of the Tepee.