National Day for Truth and Reconciliation


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8 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation SUPPLEMENT TO THE FREE PRESS • SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2023 Southern Chiefs' Organization HOPEFUL FOR HEALING ON THE HORIZON By Kris n Marand T he Southern Chiefs' Organiza on (SCO) is making strides toward healing intergenera onal trauma, with several ini a ves underway. Coloniza on, economic apartheid and systems such as residen al schools, day schools, the '60s Scoop and the child welfare system, along with the na onal emergency of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, two-spirit and gender-diverse people (MMIWG2S+), have all contributed to this intergenera onal trauma. By engaging youth, driving community-focused economic development and suppor ng Survivors and their families, new opportuni es to look forward with hope are springing up all over Manitoba. >> CONTINUED ON PAGE 9 Taking time today to remember relatives who never made it home. Grateful for the gift survivors give us through their stories so we can build understanding and meaningful relationships. #EveryChildMatters

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