Information transfer begins

Published May 1, 2011

It was a moving and symbolic gesture on the last day of the “Sharing Truth” conference in Vancouver. Speaking on behalf of Catholic, Anglican and Prostestant church archivists, General Synod archivist Nancy Hurn placed a diskette with 300 images of the residential schools from across Canada on top of a beautifully carved and painted bentwood box. The work of Coast Salish artist Luke Marston, the box features the faces of children who lived in the residential schools. It travels with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) across the country.The archivists are currently preparing records for digital copying and transfer to the TRC’s archives staff for the establishment of a National Research Centre on Residential Schools. “We want to walk on the healing journey with the survivors,” said Hurn. Ω


  • Diana Swift

    Diana Swift is an award-winning writer and editor with 30 years’ experience in newspaper and magazine editing and production. In January 2011, she joined the Anglican Journal as a contributing editor.

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