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Witness Blanket marks stories of residential school survivors

WitnessBlanket-bg.jpgThe Truth and Reconciliation Report -- and the commissioners behind it -- had many painful stories to tell today about residential schools: those who died, those who were damaged, and the long path of pain they leave behind. In the audience as those findings were being read and discussed was Carey Newman, who is familiar with all of those pieces of pain.

 

Carey has been weaving 900 fragments of personal and national history into something called The Witness Blanket, which is on display at City Hall in Ottawa right now, and he joined us to explain how he put it together.

 

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