“From a place of hurting to a place of healing;” the National Indigenous Residential School Museum of Canada is located in the building that was the former “Portage Indian Residential School” from 1960-1975. The building holds a substantial amount of history and experiences that have become an invaluable part of Canada’s history and heritage that needs to be preserved. The effects and its impact still affect present day Indigenous culture and lives of Indigenous peoples, their families and communities. The Museum was created as a place where people can come to learn, share, heal and move forward with a greater understanding of the forces that shaped and forever changed multiple generations of First Nations peoples. Its mission is to inform, educate the public to aid in the understanding of the Indigenous Residential School system in Canada and its impact upon multiple generations of First Nations peoples and how this impact is still felt today. It is also to honor former Residential School survivors and students by preserving their stories, knowledge, wisdom and experiences.
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