In recognition of National Aboriginal History Month, the Canadian Museum of History presents the travelling exhibition 100 Years of Loss – The Residential School System in Canada.
100 Years of Loss uses reproductions of photographs, artwork and primary documents to tell the story of thousands of First Nations, Inuit and Métis children who were removed from their families and institutionalized in residential schools. It emphasizes the present-day effects of the system, focusing on healing and reconciliation.
The exhibition was developed by the Legacy of Hope Foundation in collaboration with the Aboriginal Healing Foundation and Library and Archives Canada and presented at the Canadian Museum of History.
Also, as part of National Aboriginal History Month, two Residential School Survivors will share their experiences in Survivor Talks (June 9–11), and Aboriginal dancers and singers will perform in Celebrating Aboriginal Heritage (June 19).