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Jamie Henyu, left, participates in the Warriors Walk for Healing Nations in Kamloops, B.C. on Monday, August 9, 2021. A six-week journey starting from Yukon and covering more than 2,000 kilometres has finished today in Kamloops, British Columbia — which the man behind the Warriors Walk for Healing Nations calls “ground zero for where the truth broke out.” (Tahltan Central Government/Canadian Press)

Warrior Walkers arrive in Kamloops after six-week journey from Whitehorse

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — A six-week, 2,000-kilometre walk to honour children and survivors…

 

Velma Olsen with the blanket she made for the lost children with vamps that came from around the world. She will be taking the blanket to Kamloops for the Ceremony of Healing on Aug 9. (photo submitted)

Blanket made in Mayo honours lost children and garners global response

Vamps from across Canada and around the world sewn into blanket on way to Kamloops for healing ceremony

 

Ashley Bradley raised $785 by collecting returnables with all proceeds going to the Committee on Abuse in Residential Schools. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Whitehorse local Ashley Bradley collects $785 worth of recyclables to donate to CAIRS

In early July, Ashley Bradley put out a call on her Instagram…

Ashley Bradley raised $785 by collecting returnables with all proceeds going to the Committee on Abuse in Residential Schools. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
People doing the Warrior Walk for Healing Nations make their way down the highway past the Carcross Cutoff on June 26. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Warriors Walking for Healing Nations supported by the Tahltan Central Government

The Tahltan Central Government has contributed $10,000 to the Warriors Walking for Healing Nations

People doing the Warrior Walk for Healing Nations make their way down the highway past the Carcross Cutoff on June 26. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Ashley Bradley is seen July 7 with a bag of empty cans she will donate at Raven Recycling with proceeds going to the Committee on Abuse in Residential Schools. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Whitehorse woman collecting recycling for residential school survivor fund

Ashley Bradley is collecting cans, bottles and milk cartons to raise money for the Committee on Abuse in Residential Schools (CAIRS)

Ashley Bradley is seen July 7 with a bag of empty cans she will donate at Raven Recycling with proceeds going to the Committee on Abuse in Residential Schools. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Kooxuhan Georgina Sydney attended the Lower Post residential school for two years. She arrived when she was seven. She returned to the school June 30 to watch it be demolished. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

‘They didn’t win’ says Lower Post residential school survivor Kooxuhan Georgina Sydney

At seven years old, Kooxuhan Georgina Sydney walked through the doors of the Lower Post residential school

Kooxuhan Georgina Sydney attended the Lower Post residential school for two years. She arrived when she was seven. She returned to the school June 30 to watch it be demolished. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Kooxuhan Georgina Sydney shares her message she wrote on a piece of the residential school before tossing it into the fire on June 30. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Lower Post holds ceremonial demolition of its residential school

After a 35-year fight to get the Lower Post residential school destroy, the school was finally demolished on June 30

Kooxuhan Georgina Sydney shares her message she wrote on a piece of the residential school before tossing it into the fire on June 30. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Kluane Adamek sit in her Whitehorse office on Mar. 17. Adamek has issued an open letter to Canadians on the day of the residential school demolition in Lower Post, B.C. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News file)

Commentary: An open letter to Canada

AFN Regional Chief Kluane Adamek calls for justice and action in the wake of a June 30 demolition of the former Lower Post residential school

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Kluane Adamek sit in her Whitehorse office on Mar. 17. Adamek has issued an open letter to Canadians on the day of the residential school demolition in Lower Post, B.C. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News file)
A ceremonial demolition of the former residential school in Lower Post will happen June 30. Crystal Schick/ Yukon News

The demolition of Lower Post’s former residential school will go ahead

The former residential school in Lower Post will be demolished on June 30. The event was originally planned to happen on June 21 but had to be postponed

A ceremonial demolition of the former residential school in Lower Post will happen June 30. Crystal Schick/ Yukon News
Jacqueline Shorty, Lorraine Netro and and Jamie Henyu are seen in Whitehorse June 24. They will begin the Warriors Walk for Healing Nations on June 25, travelling to Kamloops in honour of all those who went through the residential school system. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

Healing walk will honour residential school victims

Walk will begin in Whitehorse June 25, end in Kamloops in August

Jacqueline Shorty, Lorraine Netro and and Jamie Henyu are seen in Whitehorse June 24. They will begin the Warriors Walk for Healing Nations on June 25, travelling to Kamloops in honour of all those who went through the residential school system. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
A 1956 photograph of the parish church in Marieval, Saskatchewan is shown in this handout image provided by Société historique de Saint-Boniface. (Courtesy/HO-Société historique de Saint-Boniface)

First Nation says 751 unmarked graves found at Saskatchewan residential school site

The Cowessess First Nation says ground-penetrating radar recently discovered the graves at the Marieval Indian Residential School

A 1956 photograph of the parish church in Marieval, Saskatchewan is shown in this handout image provided by Société historique de Saint-Boniface. (Courtesy/HO-Société historique de Saint-Boniface)
Crystal Schick/ Yukon News A former residential school in the Kaska Dena community of Lower Post will be demolished on June 21. Crystal Schick/ Yukon News

Lower Post residential school demolition postponed

The old residential school in Lower Post was supposed to be demolished on June 21 but the ceremony has been postponed

Crystal Schick/ Yukon News A former residential school in the Kaska Dena community of Lower Post will be demolished on June 21. Crystal Schick/ Yukon News
Ashley Russell of Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in First Nation holds up an eagle feather on the steps of the Sacred Heart Cathedral Church in Whitehorse on May 31. Over 400 pairs of shoes were brought to the church to represent the lives of children lost to the residential school system. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

‘It’s hard to find the words’: B.C. residential school victims honoured in Whitehorse

Yukoners came together to mourn and honour the 215 children found buried at the Kamloops Indian Residential School

Ashley Russell of Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in First Nation holds up an eagle feather on the steps of the Sacred Heart Cathedral Church in Whitehorse on May 31. Over 400 pairs of shoes were brought to the church to represent the lives of children lost to the residential school system. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

UPDATED: Yukon’s Anglican bishop delivers apology on site of former Carcross residential school

Bishop Larry Robertson read the apology during a canoe stretching ceremony on July 20.

Drugs at 4 months. Sexual abuse as a child. And a lifetime of dealing with the pain

‘It wasn’t an upbringing. It was an existence he had’

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Carcross man says CTFN demolished building he owned as part of residential school cleanup

‘Three-thousand dollars wouldn’t even build a lean-to for my car to stand under’