Trauma and hope: Ucluelet Secondary exhibits poems inspired by residential school survivors
Trauma and hope: Ucluelet Secondary exhibits poems inspired by residential school survivors

By Melissa Renwick  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Ucluelet, BC – Ucluelet Secondary School (USS) began preparing for the Legacy of Hope Exhibit within days of welcoming their students back from summer vacation, ahead of the deadline for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30th. Jason Sam, program coordinator for the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust, had been organizing for six months prior to the event. On the second day of school Sam and USS teachers began working together, introducing the project to students at the end of the first week. Sam organized for students and residential school survivors to meet at Tin Wis, the former location of Christie Residential School, for stories from the institution to be shared with students. Students then took to the classroom, and worked on projects

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