Opening at 1 p.m. that day, the exhibition is being mounted in select locations across Canada to promote awareness and understanding of the legacy of residential schools, and their lasting impact on First Nations people.
The Laurentian University exhibit and related events during the week are being organized with the help and support of the Children of Shingwauk Alumni Association, an organization of residential school survivors from the Shingwauk and Wawanosh Residential Schools.
The Laurentian exhibit also includes school records, documents and other archival materials from residential schools in Moose Factory, Chapleau and Chisasibi (Fort George, Que). It also includes educational kits and classroom teaching tools for youth aged 11 to 18.
The exhibit runs until Oct. 4 in the Archives Room of the J.N. Desmarais Library.
For more about the exhibit, please go to legacyofhope.ca.