The Municipality of Kincardine and The Walker House are partnering to host three exhibits from the Legacy of Hope.
The Legacy of Hope Foundation has a goal of increasing public awareness around challenges that are facing Indigenous peoples. This includes the history and terrible impact of residential schools.
From June 9 to September 2, visitors can access the three exhibits at the Welcome Centre in the Kincardine Centre for the Arts and The Walker House free of charge. They include:
-Youth on Reconciliation – Imagine a Canada Welcome Centre in the Kincardine Centre for the Arts, 707 Queen Street
-Remembering, Honouring, and The Way Forward: 10 Years After the Indian Residential School Apology The Walker House, 235 Harbour Street
-Killing the Indian in the Child: Generations Lost The Walker House, 235 Harbour Street
The Walker House board member Avis Dalgarno said, “through the permanent exhibits of historical artifacts and information, The Walker House offers a window into the past of early settlers in this area from 1848 onwards. It’s important to open a window into the history of the people who lived for thousands of years on this land before Paddy Walker arrived on these Lake Huron Shores 170 years ago.”
June is National Indigenous History Month in Canada. It’s a time to recognize the rich history, heritage, resilience, and diversity of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit People.
“It’s important to plan activities to demonstrate commitment and inspire actions on the journey to reconciliation,” said Lorie Fioze, Manager of Strategic Initiatives for the Municipality of Kincardine.
To see a list of activities planned in the Municipality of Kincardine to honour the month, visit http://www.kincardine.ca/journey-to-reconciliation.