The Learning Place at the TRC National Event in Vancouver

During the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s National Event held in Vancouver from September 18th – 21st, the PNE Agrodome was transformed into the Learning Place.

TRC Learning PlaceIt was filled with a variety of displays, vendors, and an area where Survivors and their family members could share their experiences with church representatives and receive a personal apology.

TRC Timeline DisplayOne of the displays, “100 Years of Loss”, included a large timeline and posters to highlight the history and legacy of residential schools.TRC Why It Matters Poster

(Click on the poster to the right to read all the words.)

 

 

 

 

The four denominations that had managed residential schools had archival displays.  Read an earlier post for more information.

TRC Anglican Church Archives Display 2TRC United Church Archives Display

 

 

 

 

 

On Education Day (Thursday) of Reconciliation Week, 5,000 elementary and secondary students from around the province participated in educational activities at the TRC site.  This video gives a glimpse of their day, what they learned, and their impressions.

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