A Journey to Reconciliation 
"At least I got to talk about it—took a long time but finally I was able to speak."—Glen Anaquod, Residential School Survivor
In this workshop the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and Legacy of Hope Foundation (LHF) offer educators a unique opportunity to examine Canada's Residential School System - a dark chapter in our shared history, in a Live Virtual Classroom environment. A valuable professional development opportunity, this workshop focuses not only on the Residential School System and its impact on generations of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis, but also on the importance of resilience, and how we can participate in the reconciliation process.
Aboriginal Studies, Social Studies, History and Citizenship Education
Recommended Age Level: Professional Development
When: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 1:30 p.m.to 3:00 p.m. EDT
Price: $30
Hosts : Residential School Survivor Viola Thomas of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Trina Cooper-Bolam of the Legacy of Hope Foundation
Meet your hosts, Viola and Trina, to hear more about this virtual classroom. Click here to watch the clip.
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About the Film We Were Children
This film gives voice to the victims of a national tragedy and demonstrates the incredible resilience of the human spirit. As young children, Lyna and Glen were taken from their homes and placed in church-run boarding schools. The trauma of this experience was made worse by years of physical, sexual and emotional abuse, the effects of which persist in their adult lives.