I’m doing it for the children’: Indigenous woman walks across Canada to raise awareness about residential schools – CTV News

I’m doing it for the children’: Indigenous woman walks across Canada to raise awareness about residential schools – CTV News

by ahnationtalk on September 23, 202287 Views

Sept. 23, 2022

An Indigenous woman is walking across Canada on a journey to spread awareness about residential schools.

Jasmine Lavallee, originally from The Pas, Man., had walked over 2,000 kilometres from Winnipeg to Kamloops, B.C. last year, in wake of the discovery of unmarked graves at the former site of Kamloops Indian Residential School.

“I’m doing it for the people. I’m doing it for everybody, I’m doing it for reconciliation. I want Canada to be a better tomorrow,” Lavallee told CTV’s Your Morning on Friday from Ignace, Ont. “I don’t want what happened yesterday to happen tomorrow. I’m doing it for the children. I’m doing it for my mom. I’m doing it for everybody that can’t do it themselves.”

This year, she’s completing the coast-to-coast journey, walking over 3,500 kilometres from Winnipeg to Nova Scotia alongside Virgil Moar, a residential day school survivor and the son of a residential school survivor. In each community that she passes through, Lavallee has been greeted by friends and supporters who have walked with her along the way.

Read More: https://www.ctvnews.ca/lifestyle/i-m-doing-it-for-the-children-indigenous-woman-walks-across-canada-to-raise-awareness-about-residential-schools-1.6081238

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