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Finding unmarked graves: Queen’s University offers free expertise to Indigenous communities

We want to know, the relatives want to know, and they have the right to know if relatives are buried there.” Dr. Alexander Braun, Queen’s university geophysics professor Several Queen’s University staff members have started an initiative offering free, professional expertise in finding unmarked graves to Indigenous communities across Canada.

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Statue of Sir John A. Macdonald taken down from City Park, moved to Cataraqui Cemetery

Workers from the City of Kingston removed the statue of Sir John A. Macdonald from its place at City Park at 6 a.m. today to begin its relocation to Cataraqui Cemetery. The removal follows a decision made during a Special Meeting of Kingston City Council on Wednesday, Jun. 16, 2021,

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École Sir John A. Macdonald Public School to be temporarily renamed Kingston East Elementary School

In the final hour of Limestone District School Board’s regular Board meeting on Wed. Jun. 16, 2021, a motion was passed to initiate a renaming process for École Sir John A. Macdonald Public School. A complementary motion was passed to call the school by its original name, Kingston East Elementary

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Opinion: Tell the whole story about Sir John

The following is a submitted Op-Ed article. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. What to do with Sir John A’s towering presence in City Park? Is it right to look up to him? That’s the question Kingston City Council will tackle head on

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Legacy Working Group to recommend removal, storage of Kingston’s Sir John A. Macdonald statue

The Sir John A. History and Legacy Working Group held a meeting Monday, Jun. 14, 2021 in preparation for the Special Council Meeting to be held by the City of Kingston on Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021 to debate the fate of the Sir John A. Macdonald statue in City Park.

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Truth and reconciliation attempt by Sharbot Lake women nearly spoiled by misleading posts

A Facebook post can take on a life of its own, and sometimes that can be counter productive to what was intended. This was one of the lessons learned in Sharbot Lake this past week by community members who just wanted to make a positive gesture. Pamela Giroux says that

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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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City of Kingston releases statement on Sir John A Macdonald and the Indigenous Community

The following is a statement from the City of Kingston, regarding the legacy of Sir John A. Macdonald and engagement with the Indigenous community: The City of Kingston wishes to inform the public of ongoing discussions and engagement with multiple community members and organizations, including members of the Indigenous community,

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Local Family and Children’s Services: 215 children will not be forgotten

The following is a message from Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (FACSFLA) in regards to the remains of 215 children found at the former Kamloops Residential School: We must do better.  We are committed to learning and improving in everything we do. The discovery of the

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Sir John A. remembered despite having failed Indigenous Canadians

The traditional yearly commemoration of the death of Sir John A Macdonald by the Kingston Historical Society (KHS) went forward Sunday, Jun 6, 2021 with obvious caveats. The event occurred in a pre-recorded Zoom presentation with the public, the first of its kind since the ceremony was cancelled last year

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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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