Brandon University unveils TRC posters

November 13, 2018

Knowledge Keeper Debbie Huntinghawk smudges the newly installed poster.

Brandon University (BU) has unveiled new permanent posters that are being distributed around BU’s campuses to remind and encourage everyone to work toward reconciliation.

Highlights from the TRC’s Calls to Action are featured on the poster.

The poster, featuring the artwork of Coast Salish artist Chad Leon, highlights some of the 94 recommendations and Calls to Action on education from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report.

The first poster was hung outside the School of Music Office on Friday, Nov. 9 at 2:15 p.m. The brief ceremony included smudging and a prayer by Knowledge Keeper Debbie Huntinghawk, as well as comments by BU Interim President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Steve Robinson.

Posters are now being distributed to be displayed prominently around campus as a daily reminder of the work needing to be done at BU and other educational institutions to begin to repair the damage done by the residential school system in Canada.