Freedom march retraces steps of children at Shubenacadie residential school – CBC

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Freedom march retraces steps of children at Shubenacadie residential school – CBC

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 202122 Views

Jun 22, 2021

The event held Monday on National Indigenous Peoples Day honoured all who attended the school

Tara Lewis watched as her father helped lead hundreds of people in a walk down the same road he’d walked as a child, heading away from the Shubenacadie residential school in Nova Scotia.

It was a dream Lewis’s father, Elmer Lewis, had carried for years. He had long wanted to hold a march and retrace the steps of children who would be released for the summer, ending at the former train station where they’d begin the journey back to their families and communities.

“I’m kind of speechless right now and I’m pretty in awe,” Tara Lewis said Monday, looking around at the huge gathering for the freedom day march.

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