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The Law Society invites you on May 11th, from 1:00-3:30 pm, to hear Tony Stevenson speak on Truth and Reconciliation and his story as a residential school survivor. Originally from the Cote First Nation and a member of the Anishnabec First Nation, Tony attended the Qu’Appelle Indian Residential School at Lebret, Saskatchewan from grades 5 to 12. He also speaks on his work preparing and representing peers and elders for Independent Assessment Process compensation hearings as part of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the impact and legacy of residential schools.
To register for this seminar (free), click here.
To learn more, additional resources are available through the Law Society’s Truth and Reconciliation page, including reading and resource lists, podcast episodes, and Continuing Professional Development activities. These can be helpful to know, understand, and address the truth of residential schools.
Reading and hearing about residential schools may stir up painful thoughts and feelings. The National Indian Residential School Crisis line provides 24-hour crisis support to former Indian Residential School students and families toll-free at 1-866-925-4419. Hope for Wellness is also available 24/7 to all Indigenous people across Canada and offers a toll-free help line at 1-855-242-3310 as well as an online chat at www.hopeforwellness.ca.