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Where are the Children? Healing the Legacy of Residential Schools

May 11, 2021 - 19:00 - 20:30

Fairbairn House is pleased to present an online lecture with Teresa Edwards, Executive Director for the Legacy of Hope Foundation.

This talk introduces us to themes that are explored in a traveling exhibition that will be displayed at Fairbairn House this summer. The exhibition is the first in Canada to be developed on Residential Schools and spans over 125 years of photographs and text panels to tell the story of more than 7 generations of Indigenous Peoples in Canada.

Join via this Zoom link, where you can ask our speaker questions following the presentation:

English presentation with Q&A in both French and English

Guest speaker:

Teresa Edwards is a member of the Listuguj Mi’gmaq First Nation in Quebec. Her ceremonial name is Young Fire Woman, a name that she strives to fulfill through her work as an International Human Rights Lawyer. Teresa is a mother to three amazing souls – Ashley, Dakota and Derek, and the grandmother (Giju) to Alivia, who all inspire her to work towards bringing equity to Indigenous Peoples by improving socio-economic conditions and their overall well-being. For over 30 years, she has been a strong advocate for Indigenous Peoples by championing changes in programs, policy and legislation from within government and while working with National Indigenous Organizations such as the Assembly of First Nations, Native Women’s Association of Canada and from within her own legal practice.

Teresa has been the Executive Director and In-House Legal Counsel for the Legacy of Hope Foundation (LHF) for 4 years. The LHF is a national Indigenous-led charitable organization founded in 2000 with the goal of educating and raising awareness about the history and existing intergenerational impacts from the Residential and Day School System, Sixties Scoop and other colonial acts of oppression.

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This event is made possible through the financial support of the MRC des Collines de l’Outaouais – Entente de développement culturel.


May 11, 2021
19:00 - 20:30
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