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Speaking Truth to Power: Discussion of Dr. Peter H. Bryce and “The Story of a National Crime”, over 100 years later

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On September 28, the Museum will host a panel discussion featuring influential Indigenous voices and experts who will share their knowledge and personal or family experiences about the Legacy of Canada’s Residential school system.

Thursday, September 28, 2023
6:30 to 8 p.m.

They will explore the role of public servants in the context of the work of Dr. Bryce. Dr. Bryce exposed the deplorable conditions of the residential schools with his publication The Story of a National Crime: An Appeal for Justice to the Indians of Canada, published in 1922. Panelists will include Dr. Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director, First Nations Child & Family Caring Society, Dr. Valerie Gideon, Associate Deputy Minister of Indigenous Services, Dr. Amber Johnson, historian and John Moses, Director, Repatriation and Indigenous Relations at the Canadian Museum of History. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Jonathan Dewar, Director General & Vice President, Collections, Research, Exhibitions, and Repatriation at the Canadian Museum of History, and followed by a Q&A session.

This is a free event, but registration is required. Reserve your tickets.

This event will take place in English only, with simultaneous interpretation in French.


Photo at top of page:
Peter Henderson Bryce, 1920
Topley Studio
Library and Archives Canada, PA-042966

Dates & Times
English French
Thursday, September 28, 2023
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.