Winnipeg, MB, October 5, 2019. 10 survivors from the First Nations in Treaty 2 Territory have checked into the Victoria Inn where the engagement is scheduled to take place tomorrow. The survivors are thankful and appreciative that they are being given space and a voice to share.
Irvin Maud is a survivor who continues to deal with generational effects due to the sixties. It has affected his children and now grandchildren. He feels that grandparents and family members should be the first priority to be the alternate caregiver. Irvin also stated the foster parent adopting a child should be a last consideration and that the Truth and Reconciliation recommendations need to be implemented in order to make sure children stay with the family circle.
The session was held to discuss the formation of a Permanent Foundation. Survivors from across Manitoba attended this informative session. Engagement sessions will be held across Canada to hear from survivors on setting up this foundation.
Miigwetch for sharing Suzie and Irvin!
Last modified: October 6, 2019