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REF NO.: 185

SUBJECT: Public forum on the impact of Aboriginal residential schools in Newfoundland and Labrador

DATE: March 21

The Harris Centre at Memorial University will host a public forum this evening, Monday, March 21, on the impact of Aboriginal residential schools in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Speakers follow below:

  • Chief Wilton Littlechild, commissioner, Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
  • Toby Obed, Labrador residential school Survivor
  • Catharyn Andersen, special advisor to the president on Aboriginal affairs, Memorial University
  • Ches Crosbie, legal representative of Labrador residential school Survivors

Admission and parking are free (lot 15B). The session will also be webcast at

When: Monday, March 21, from 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Where: IIC-2001, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, St. John's campus

The forum is presented as part of Aboriginal Peoples Week: Truth and Reconciliation

March 21-24, a series of events presented by faculty members, researchers, students, staff and guests, and organized by Memorial University’s Office of Aboriginal Affairs in partnership with the Aboriginal Resource Office.    

The week is intended to inform the community, spark dialogue and discussion and respond to the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Report. Visit for more details.

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For more information contact, please contact Cathy Newhook, communications co-ordinator, Harris Centre, at or (709) 864-7918.


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