Witness Blanket Installation @ VIU Nanaimo, Nov 22nd.

When Bobbie found out that the Witness Blanket was traveling to Nanaimo during its Canada-wide tour, we jumped at the opportunity to view this incredible artwork. The Witness Blanket stands as a “national monument to recognize the atrocities of the Indian Residential School era, honour the children, and symbolise ongoing reconciliation.” On November 22nd Nala’atsi students and staff, accompanied by Comox Valley Elder and Residential School Survivor Lil Daniels, traveled to VIU to view the Witness Blanket. It was a powerful and moving experience – one that prompted serious reflection and discussion. Afterwards, we headed to Mrs. Riches for outrageously large burgers, which then led to a very quiet bus ride home.

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