People on the Sunshine Coast are getting a chance to learn more about residential schools at a special screening of the film “We Were Children“.
The Sechelt First Nation is bringing the acclaimed documentary to the Raven’s Cry Theatre on Saturday (Feb 15). It follows the story of two children forced into a residential school.
Sechelt Chief Garry Feschuk says it’s a difficult film to watch, but it’s important for people – all people – to learn what happened. Feschuk says what it shows is similar to what happened at the school in Sechelt. The film is being followed by a panel discussion, where survivors from the Sechelt school will share their stories.
The event begins at 1pm with a candlelight ceremony and prayer song. Donations collected will go to the Sechelt Residential Shcool Day Scholar Survivors Fund.