Thursday, July 1, 2010

A Healing Long Overdue In Red Deer

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
Ward A, Edmonton Public School Trustee Candidate
#203, 8912-156 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2

July Ist, MMX

Hon. David G. Hancock QC, MLA
Minister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud

Dear David:

What can you say about aboriginal culture? That healing ceremony near the Red Deer Industrial School site was about the ultimate in respect. I have always admired the native respect IV their dead. No one had remembered how great these kids were. They were just thrown in a hole & forgotten & that's not right. The ceremony & shedding of tears, followed by a meal and talking up of dignity for the dead kids, its quite remarkable. Kudos II Sunnybrook United Church IV their research efforts and outreach II band members so that a superb tributation ceremony could be had.



Source: The Edmonton Journal, Elise Stolte.

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