All Press Releases for March 22, 2011

Author Says the Sharing of Stories is the Cornerstone of Truth and Reconciliation Success

The Residential School experience is one that left a heart-breaking legacy.

    VANCOUVER, BC, March 22, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Recently, survivors of the Rwandan genocide shared their stories of healing and hope to participants of the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission. It's a process that author Dan Green says is critical to healing the deep wounds left by decades of abuse and alienation amongst First Nations' and Metis people across Canada.

The Residential School experience is one that left a heart-breaking legacy. Tens of thousands of Aboriginals and Metis were ripped from their families and put into state care, forced to forsake their culture and language and subjected to physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. Dan Green's novel, Blue Saltwater, illustrates the anguish experienced by many survivors of the Residential School system. He hopes that his book will help contribute to the reconciliation discourse.

"Having Rwandan people share their stories with survivors of the Residential School system illustrates just how powerful identifying with a common experience can be. And while these commissions are only one step on a long journey towards healing, they're an important step," says Green. "Opening up and starting a dialogue about what happened in these schools is crucial to moving forward, and that's what I've tried to do with Blue Saltwater."

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