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(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


December 15, 2001 - Issue 51


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International Circle of Children Conference -
Intergenerational Effects of Residential School

by Edward Martin

Circle of Children Conference LogoHello everyone

My name is Edward Martin and I am the Conference Coordinator for the 1st International Circle of Children Conference - Intergenerational Effects of Residential School October 2003 to be held in Montreal

The purpose of this Conference is to honour, acknowledge, empower, and respect Residential School Survivors and the Children of Survivors. Over the next two years the development of this Conference will include a series of fund raising events that will educate, promote and build a healthy awareness of the effects. This Conference will address the legacy of physical, sexual and cultural abuse endured by many generations by focusing on the needs identified by Residential School Survivors and the Children of Survivors. Through unity and a sense of Nationhood, we anticipate building on the understanding of the effects of Residential School by including the rest of the Canadian society and the World in active participation of events prior to the Conference.

This Conference will also focus on the Children of Survivors and future generations. With the education of our Nations history being the most important element of concern, we intend to bridge the gap of understanding of what our great grandparents, grandparents and parents survived through a series of healing workshops, round table discussions, spiritual ceremonies and fund raising events.

I'm looking for people who are interested in having their name added to our mailing list.

I am looking for Residential School Survivors and Children of Survivors and anyone who is dealing with Residential School issues.

The purpose of this database is to actively involve Residential School Survivors and Children of Survivors nationally. Eventually I will have a survey/questionnaire that will capture relevant data for the project. Gradually in time, we will have an E-newsletter with current information on the Conference and updates, and articles from Residential School Survivors and Children of Survivors.

When responding to my request, please indicate if you're a Residential School Survivor or Children of Survivor and contact info.

You can also email your request to my work email at home


For more information on the Conference please check out this website.

Edward A. Martin
Conference Coordinator
Native Friendship Centre of Montreal
514-499-1854 fax: 514-499-9436

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