Exhibitions recount stories of residential school survivors

Two new exhibitions at the Galt Museum & Archives are making sure the stories of residential school survivors are never forgotten. Both showcase firsthand stories from Indigenous peoples including ones from the Kainai First Nation or Blood Tribe. Video Journalist Micah has the details.

According to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada more than 3,200 children died inside the Residential School System and hundreds more remain unidentified.

The first exhibition at the Galt Museum is called Stolen Kainai Children: Stories of Survival, which sheds light on individual stories from Blood Tribe members during their time in the Residential School System. 

The second exhibition is titled Escaping Residential Schools: Running for their Lives. Between the two exhibitions there are over two dozen stories that are on display. 

The exhibitions will be featured at the Galt Museum & Archives until March 3rd of 2024.

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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