Healing and Commemoration: Residential Schools


Date: Oct 22
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Where: Theatre
Coffee & Culture

After being left out of the apology delivered by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in 2008, Labrador students fought their own legal battle to come to a settlement with the Government of Canada in 2016 giving rise to the Healing and Commemoration project.  In 2019, The Rooms partnered with Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada to archive and make public stories collected from students who attended residential schools in Labrador and St. Anthony.  These stories and experiences are now available publicly online and are now exhibited at The Rooms as a means of educating the public about this dark time in our shared history and to foster understanding and hope for the future of healing and reconciliation.

Join, Kayla Burry, archivist with The Rooms Provincial Archives to learn about the history of residential schools in Labrador and Northern Newfoundland, the role that The Rooms played in bringing this collection to the public eye and how the exhibition came to be.

Capcity is limited, get your ticket early to secure your spot. You can reserve your ticket online, at the front desk or by calling visitor services at 757-8000.

ASL/English Interpreting Services are available through NLAD by request only to ASLservices@therooms.ca or 709-757-8090. We will do our best to accommodate requests made within two weeks of the scheduled event.