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February 16, 2017 Speaker: Bruce Cutknife

posted Feb 15, 2017, 1:48 PM by ASA - Edmonton Centre   [ updated Feb 16, 2017, 9:20 AM ]
Please join us for the February installment of the Winter 2016/2017 Lecture Series.  Bruce Cutknife of Samson Cree Nation will be presenting a talk on Residential School history,

When:  February 16, 2017 at 7:00 PM; refreshments available beforehand, doors usually are                 open by 6:30PM
Where: Archaeology Lab, Room 7-333, MacEwan University, Downtown Campus
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Bruce Cutknife is a member of the Samson Cree First Nation in Maskwacis, Alberta. Bruce has been an educator, radio host, and director of education while working on a number of projects that relate to Cree Culture and Cree history. Bruce has also done extensive research on First Nations History and Residential School History and Alberta place names. Bruce has been instrumental in the collection and archiving of the Cree language and the local history in Alberta. In his down time, Bruce likes to engage in his interests of photography, music, archery, travel, traditional music, and dance.

The history of Residential Schools have been absent in the Canadian Education System and the vast number of Canadians were not aware of their existence and subsequently damage that it has caused within First Nation Communities.  With the Royal Commission on Aboriginal People and the Truth and Reconciliation Hearings legacy of Residential Schools are now known to the Canadian public and is the subject of much discussion.  The process of reconciliation begins with the understanding and realizing the extent of the damage done by removing children from their parents, their homes and their communities. 

Edited Feb. 16, 2017 to include abstract.