Why They Didn’t Want You to Know about Residential and Boarding Schools

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With the unveiling of thousands of unmarked graves of Indigenous children who died attending Canada’s Indian residential schools the world gasped in horror. How could a perceived peaceful, democratic nation have perpetuated such violence against societies most innocent? The same truths are being uprooted across North America as the United States begins to investigate the Indian boarding schools’ era, its graves and the aftermath. Join award-winning Cree/Iroquois/French journalist Brandi Morin as she brings you stories of atrocious secrets fueled by racism and hunger for power, the survivors, reconciliation and the way forward. 

Speaker Name

Brandi Morin (Indigenous Journalist, Treaty 6, Alberta, Canada)

Date

Quarter

Fall

Speaker Bio

Brandi Morin is an award-winning French/Cree/Iroquois journalist from Treaty 6, AB, near Edmonton, Alberta. Her most notable work is published/broadcasted with National Geographic, Al Jazeera English, The Guardian, The National Observer, The Toronto Star, Power & Politics, CTV National, CBC Newsnet, The New York Times, Huff Post Canada, Elle Canada, Vice Canada, The Walrus, Aboriginal Peoples Television Network National News, and CBC Indigenous. Brandi won a Human Rights Reporting award from the Canadian Association of Journalists in April of 2019 for her work with the CBC’s Beyond 94 project tracking the progress of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action.

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