Saskatchewan: Saskatoon Public Library Dedicates Space for Truth and Reconciliation
From the CBC:
Saskatoon is now home to what is believed to be the first library space in the province permanently dedicated to reconciliation.
Today, Saskatoon’s Frances Morrison Central Library will launch the Read for Reconciliation area. The space will include a full set of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission reports, as well as numerous books about Canada’s history of residential schools.
Eugene Arcand, a member of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Indian Residential School Survivor Committee, thinks the area could be precedent-setting.
“It feels great,” Arcand told CBC Radio’s Saskatoon Morning. “It’s an incredible gesture of reconciliation.”
The idea for the space sprouted when Arcand donated his set of commission reports to the library and suggested a corner dedicated to reconciliation.
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