Residential School: The Freedom Trail with Angus Cockney

Residential School: The Freedom Trail with Angus Cockney

29 Sep
  • [PAST] September 29th, 2023
  • 7pm
  • 111 Bear St. Banff
  • Talk

Location: Margaret Greenham Theatre, Banff Centre
Free admission for all

Join Angus Cockney, artist, athlete, and Inuit residential school survivor on September 29th for a presentation in reflection of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. We observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30th to honor the histories and ongoing impact of residential schooling in Canada and beyond.

Angus’s presentation, Residential School, The Freedom Trail, tells the story of three young boys running away from a Catholic-run residential school in Inuvik, NT, and their journey to Tuk. When the road to Tuk was being constructed, several Survivors remembered the trek and wanted to honor the memory by renaming the Inuvik-Trek highway to the Freedom Trail. Drawing on his lived experience, Angus shares a powerful testimony from his life as a residential school Survivor and his own freedom trail.
Please note, this presentation addresses challenging topics including themes of child abuse, assault, and residential schooling.
No registration is required; seating available on a first come, first serve basis.

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