A new healing camp for residential school survivors is being organized this summer by the Pimicikamak Cree Nation.
It’s called Mamawitenamotowin, which means “supporting each other through our hearts”.
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According to Chief David Monias of the Pimicikamak Cree Nation, the many discoveries of unmarked graves in former residential schools led to the creation of the camp.
“The goal of Mamawitenamatowin Summer Healing Camp is to continue to facilitate the healing journeys of residential school survivors, especially in light of these findings,” he said.
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“Cross Lake is undertaking its own search for unmarked graves beginning July 11, 2022. During the summer healing camp there will be a tour of the search site, including a search observation.”
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From July 18-22, the camp will offer many events, such as healing workshops and sharing circles for survivors and their families.
All survivors of St Joseph’s residential school or others are invited to Sand Bay Park for the event, as well as anyone else wishing to attend.
The Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line (1-866-925-4419) is available 24 hours a day for anyone experiencing pain or distress as a result of their residential school experience.
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