Stories of pain and perseverance shared at Residential Schools conference – Battlefords Now

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 202485 Views

Mar 28, 2024

Those who endured and survived some of Canada’s darkest moments in history came together for the start of a two-day conference in North Battleford.

The Battlefords Agency Tribal Chiefs Inc. (BATC) and the Acahkos Awasisak–Star Children project invited a number of guest speakers to attend the conference taking place at the Western Development Museum this week.

On Wednesday, Eric Tootoosis, of Poundmaker Cree Nation, shared the history of the Battle of Cut Knife Hill and the tragic hangings of eight Indigenous leaders that occurred at Fort Battleford in 1885, the largest mass hanging in Canadian history.

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