September 30, 2021, is the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
We are all Treaty people who are sharing this land and we must move forward in a good way.
Thank you for listening to and holding space for, the stories and voices of survivors of Indian Residential Schools.
Richard sat down for coffee and shared his story with EHC’s Indigenous Initiatives Lead, Pehbahmegahmegohk / Rayna. Richard’s Story is heart wrenching at times. His personal testimony discusses content discusses abuse or harmful behaviours.
This interview content was guided by Richard, with a few questions asked throughout. It was important to hear and share, Richard’s story in unedited, real, raw form, and for it to be told in his way.
Thank you for listening.
Disclaimer: Discretion advised: this audio recording contains subject matter pertaining to abuse, violence, and may be disturbing.
More information about Orange Shirt Day – a day that honours the survivors of Indian Residential Schools and remembers those who did not. On September 30, we encourage all people to wear orange to raise awareness of the tragic legacy of residential schools.
Former Residential School students can call 1-866-925-4419 for emotional crisis referral services and information on other health supports from the Government of Canada.
Indigenous peoples across Canada can also go to The Hope for Wellness Help Line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for counselling and crisis intervention.