Citizens and indigenous, religious, and political leaders meet to launch the Remembering the Children Tour, Gatineau, Que., March 2, 2008.
The tour is a component of the 2007 Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement and promotes the Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). The TRC’s mandate is to conduct research, gather statements, support public education efforts, and commemorate the survivors of Canada’s residential school system.
This March 2nd event features speeches by Phil Fontaine (National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations), Reverend Dr. Hans Kouwenberg (Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Canada), and Reverend Mark MacDonald (National Indigenous Bishop of the Anglican Church of Canada). The event also includes song, dance, and prayer.