Sandy Bay hosts day school survivors conference 0
Chief and council of Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation are in Winnipeg Wednesday and Thursday to host the first annual National Day School Survivors Class Action Conference.
The conference hosted by Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation, Spiritwind Inc. and Joan Jack Law Office will take place at the Victoria Inn in Winnipeg on May 2 and 3. Representatives from the First Nations community will be in attendance including Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) Grand Chief David Harper, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn Atleo, and representatives from the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC).
Conferences over the two days will focus on day school survivors being able to meet other survivors, share their stories, and plan for a day of peaceful action on June 21.
First Nations leaders like those mentioned above have a chance to give their support as did activists like Ray Mason president of Spiritwind Inc., and Joan Jack of Joan Jack Law Office.
Wednesday evening will be marked by gala dinner and concert, with C-Weed playing two sets and other Aboriginal entertainers having the chance to perform as well.
For more on the conference and the day school survivors movement visit joanjack.ca
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