All of it is about healing’: Teepees come to city hall to honour residential school survivors – CBC

Indigenous cultural gathering, 2nd of its kind, has transformed Nathan Phillips Square

Jul 29, 2019

More than 20 large painted teepees have been erected in Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square as the city holds a celebration over two days to honour the legacy of residential school survivors.

In the middle of the square, with teepees on both sides, there is a sculpture of a large white turtle standing on a boulder. The turtle faces city hall. The sculpture is a life-size replica of one being created by Anishinaabe artist Solomon King.

The teepees and replica turtle sculpture are all part of an event called the Indian Residential School Survivors Legacy Celebration. It is second annual cultural gathering of its kind in the city and is being held on Monday and Tuesday.

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