Unveiling

On behalf of the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre, the Children of Shingwauk Alumni Association, Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig, Shingwauk Education Trust and Algoma University we are pleased to invite you to the official ceremonial opening of the Reclaiming Shingwauk Hall exhibition, an event of national historic significance. The Reclaiming Shingwauk Hall exhibition was developed and led by the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre.  It has been a Survivor-driven reclamation of the former Shingwauk Indian Residential School and issupported as part of a Healing and Reconciliation through Education initiative.

A private viewing opportunity will be available for Survivors and their families on  the morning of August 3, 2018; arrangements have been made for a sacred fire and cultural support will be available throughout the day.  The official ceremony of Reclaiming Shingwauk Hall will occur on August 3, 2018 at 2:00 pm in Shingwauk Hall, marking a significant milestone in our continued reconciliation efforts.  The ceremony has been planned to coincide with the 2018 Shingwauk Gathering and Conference scheduled August 3-5th.

Reclaiming Shingwauk Hall is dedicated to the generations of Survivors who attended Indian Residential Schools across North America with the exhibition presenting over 110 years of history of the Shingwauk Indian Industrial and Residential Schools.  It is part of an ongoing project to honour the experiences, resilience, and healing of the Survivors of Shingwauk and the affiliated Wawanosh Indian Residential Schools.

Please RSVP by July 27, 2018 at www.algomau.ca/reclaiming

Accommodations

For guests travelling from out of town a block of rooms has been reserved at the Delta Hotel Sault Ste. Marie Waterfront Marriott under “Reclaiming of Shingwauk” Guests can call the Delta at 705-949-0611 to receive the special group rate by July 10th, 2018.

Additional Information

An agenda for the day will be released shortly. For further questions you may contact Krista McCracken at krista.mccracken@algomau.ca or 705-949-2301 x 4623.