The project initiative is to plant a tree for l children affected by residential schools. The goal is to honor and promote growth and bring peace to the missing children and families affected. Join the U of L in recognizing the lives lost and survivors of Residential Schools in Southern Alberta. This student-led initiative aims to bring our community together to heal and reconcile. Four trees are being planted across campus in honour of the resilience and strength of First Nations people and all affected by Residential schools. This is something that should have been done long ago because there is no reconciliation without truth. This day is to bring peace and growth in a new direction and to initiate bridging a cultural gap in our community.
I don’t think we will ever heal from this but it’s about how we are going to move forward.
Aysha Partington and Cierra Ross