National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - Residential School: The Freedom Trail with Angus Cockney

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Join Angus Cockney, artist, athlete, and Inuit residential school Survivor for his presentation in reflection of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. 

Angus tells the story of three young boys running away from a Catholic-run residential school in Inuvik, NT, and their journey to Tuktoyaktuk (also called Tuk). When the road to Tuk was being constructed, several Survivors remembered the trek and wanted to honor the memory by renaming the Inuvik-Trek highway to the Freedom Trail. Drawing on his lived experience, Angus shares a powerful testimony from his life as a residential school Survivor and his own freedom trail.

Please note, this presentation addresses challenging topics including themes of child abuse, assault, and residential schooling. 

Presented in partnership with The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff Centre, and the Town of Banff. 

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