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Indigenous community members call for removal of Sir John A. Macdonald statue at ceremony

Members of Kingston’s Indigenous and non-Indigenous community held a sacred fire and land-based ceremony at City Park on Thursday, Jun. 10, 2021, covering the statue of Sir John A. Macdonald with red fabric and demanding its removal and replacement with a monument to residential school survivors. The ceremony began at

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Letter: Requesting removal of Sir John A statue in Kingston City Park

The following is a submitted open letter to Kingston City Council. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. Mayor Bryan Paterson and Kingston City Council, We are all aware of the recent discovery at Kamloops Indian Residential School. Since then, we have seen memorials

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Grade 6 class revisits ‘The Secret Path’ during significant memorial week

When grade six teacher Sarah Howard decided to show the animated film ‘The Secret Path’ to her students on Orange Shirt Day, she didn’t expect to embark with them on a month-long project. The 60-minute video combines the music of late Canadian music legend Gord Downie with the illustrations of

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A ‘walk towards reconciliation’ at the Little Cataraqui Conservation Area

“The reality is that, if you are in your 20s today, you could have been a residential school survivor.” They are words that carry a lot of weight, and for good reason, Katie Koopman explained. “It is staggering, and it’s true,” said Koopman, who runs Good Ally Project (GAP), a

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