The struggles over an apology

The struggles over an apology
United Church of Canada Pacific Mountain Region Archives

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Carla Robinson interviews Residential School survivor Willie Blackwater and United Church General Council youth delegate, Lauren Lee, regarding the United Church's progress toward an apology to Indigenous peoples at the General Council meeting in Camrose, Alberta.
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Willie Blackwater and Lauren Fee were delegates to the United Church's national (General Council) meeting in 1997. In this interview, they speak of the failure of The United Church of Canada to approve a proposal that the Church apologize for its role in Residential Schools. The interview is revealing about some of the feelings of survivors toward the Church at that time, and about the types of programs available and/or needed to support healing within the Aboriginal communities.


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1 digital video (27 min., 42 sec.) : mp4

Video. Re. United Church's apology to Native peoples at its recent GC Meeting in Camrose, Alberta. Original file name: 2169-6.mp4
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Copyright holder: The United Church of Canada


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