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On March 25, 2013 the Anishinabek Nation held a commemoration event at the Union of Ontario Indians Head office.

At the commemoration event, the unveiling of the honouring monument for all Anishinabek students who attended Indian residential schools was held. At the same time, the launching of the numerous resources that were developed to foster healing and promote education about the legacy of the Indian residential school system was introduced.

The unveiling ceremony was an overall success with over 100 Anishinabek Nation citizens including survivors and their families in attendance, and a move in the right direction.

The Union of Ontario Indians is still accepting consent forms from survivors (living or deceased), for their name to be included on one of the 10 plaques that will be placed on the monument. The first plaque of 50 names will be placed on the monument within the next few months.

The consent form can be found on the home page of this site; it can be picked up at the Union of Ontario Indians head office or you can contact the Legal Department at 705-497-9127.

Please enjoy the photos from the commemoration event. All photos where taken by Ed Regan – Regan Pictures and are the property of the Union of Ontario Indians.

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