Piikani Nation Schools host Youth Summit on Effects of the Residential Schools March 15, 2016. Brocket, AB
March 11, 2016
The Piikani Nation will be holding a youth summit on the effects of the Indian Residential School; both Reservations the Piikani Nation and the Kainai Tribe have survivors that are currently struggling to overcome the trauma sanctioned by the Federal Government.
Richard Wagamese a writer of several books will present a keynote address Tuesday, March 15, – 10:00 a.m. at the Piikani Nation Secondary School; he will speak of his life experiences.
Surviving Elders will be given an opportunity to share their experiences while attending the Residential schools. The day will end hoping students will learn how, loss of their languages, parenting skills, and most of all the nurturing that was severed to the many parents whose children were taken away; some of the children never returned.
The effects have caused turmoil to the communities and they continue to struggle in addressing the effects. These affects have caused intergenerational trauma, loss of identity, addiction problems and genocide.
Copies of the Truth and Reconciliation recommendations, the UNDRIP and information regarding our traditional values and beliefs will be distributed to the participants.
For further information, please contact the Princpal – Crystal Good Rider at 403-965-2121.