Today, the Red Lake Regional Heritage Centre hosted a special preview for residential school survivors and guests of the Aboriginal Healing Foundation's "Where are the Children" traveling exhibition that complemented a local presentation called "Residential Schools: the Red Lake Story". The official opening of these two powerful exhibitions is Wednesday, February 1. The exhibition will be at the Heritage Centre in Red Lake until March 31.
The "Where Are the Children" web site at http://www.wherearethechildren.ca/en/home.html provides a virtual tour with many of the pictures from the exhibition along with detailed information about the work of the Aboriginal Healing Foundation and the residential school legacy.
The Red Lake Residential School Exhibit Committee included:
A special message from the Heritage Centre Board of Directors highlights the importance of this exhibition as an opportunity to "bring more understanding about this dark time in Canada's history. It is a time that should not be ignored, brushed aside or forgotten. To fully understand our community, we have to understand our collective history."