As Eeyou/Eenou of Eeyou Istchee, we strongly believe in taking action to heal our spirits and come together as one! The Eeyou Istchee Survivors of Residential Schools group was created several years ago and has evolved in recent years in response to the 94 “calls to action”. It is now the planning committee for an annual healing gathering for residential school survivors. This gathering will allow participants to share their individual and collective experiences in a safe traditional setting, in order to focus on healing ourselves, our families, and our communities. Though most participants attended St.-Anne’s, St.-Philip’s and Ste.-Thérèse-de-l’Enfant-Jésus, many also attended other residential schools in Moose-Factory and Sault Ste-Marie. All survivors are welcome.
“People who attended residential school were denied their cultural knowledge. Culture is healing.”
– Daisy Bearskin Herodier