The Mint and the National Center for Truth and Reconciliation unveil a new Indigenous memory – Winnipeg RS News

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The Mint and the National Center for Truth and Reconciliation have come out with a commemorative photo that acknowledges the impact of residential schools.

The conservation coin houses an image created by Indigenous artists Leticia Spence (First Nations), Jason Sikoak (Inuit), JD Hawk (Métis) and school survivors.

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One side of the museum contains First Nations, Inuit and Métis cultural items. One side has the message “EVERY CHILD MATTER” in English and French with orange hands forming the shape of the sun.

“September and the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation is an opportunity for the country to pause, reflect, and remember the children who never came home from school and those who are still with us today,” said Stephanie Scott, Executive Director of the National Center. of Truth and Reconciliation.

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“Canadians can now honor those children and survivors through this journey, and support our community’s healing journey through Na-mi-quai-ni-mak Community Support.”

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Royal Canadian Mint president and CEO Marie Lemay said Mint staff are proud to have worked on the project.

“We are deeply moved by the work of First Nations, Inuit and Métis artists that Canadians can proudly display as they wear the memorial to help bring the reality of residential schools and encourage other Canadians to join the journey towards reconciliation.”

According to the release, proceeds from the keepsake will go to the Na-mi-quai-ni-mak (NA-MEH-QWAY-NIM-MACK) Community Support Foundation.


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