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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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LSDB decides how École Sir John A. Macdonald Public School will be renamed

Trustees of the Limestone District School Board (LDSB) voted unanimously to initiate a renaming process for École Sir John A. Macdonald Public School at its regular meeting on June 16, 2021. “Changing the name of this school will have a powerful impact on how Indigenous and racialized students see themselves,”

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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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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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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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Free Aboriginal and Indigenous history course being offered in Verona

Across the country, Canadians discuss Indigenous and Aboriginal topics, from issues surrounding the colonization of Canada, to the teachings of Indigenous elders in health and harmony. But what do you really know about the histories of Indigenous and Aboriginal peoples locally and around the world? Whether you know next to

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City looks for public input regarding ‘Sir John A. Macdonald’s legacy’

The City of Kingston is launching a public engagement opportunity asking residents to express how they feel about “Sir John A. Macdonald’s legacy.” The City announced the ‘Your Stories, Our Histories’ public engagement opportunity in a press release on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, which asks the question “How does Kingston

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