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Reconciliation garden a beacon of hope and healing

By Debbi Christinck  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Pembroke — The Reconciliation Garden, inaugurated last Wednesday outside the County of Renfrew building, is not only a legacy project at the county but a concrete step towards reconciliation with First Nations people. Warden Debbie Robinson, who called this a historic moment for the county, pointed out the community continues to be deeply impacted by the discovery of the bodies of children in unmarked graves at the grounds of a former school in Kamloops, British Columbia. The report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission has phases linked to the children stolen from their families 118 times. “As an upper tier government, we lead by example,” she said. “This garden, on public display, is the first step. It can be a beacon of hope

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