Calling All Former Students of Mount Elgin Indian Residential School

May 3, 2012

If you, or a member of your family attended the Mount Elgin Indian Residential School, a special event is being held in your honour.

The Mount Elgin Commemoration and Family Gathering will take place June 20 and 21, 2012 at Chippewas of the Thames First Nation.

A larger than life monument will be unveiled, revealing the names of every student who attended the school between 1851 and 1946. Mount Elgin was one of the very first residential schools in Canada. The monument will act as a reminder, to ensure future generations never forget what our families and our communities have endured. If you or a member of your family attended Mount Elgin, contact Clint Couchie at the Chippewa of the Thames First Nation’s Administration Office @ 519-289-5555. to have your name included on the monument. Once again, that’s 519-289-5555.The two day event will include a symposium and healing circles, as well as provide an opportunity to gather with family and friends for a pow wow and family gathering, to help us find the strength we need to reclaim our future as strong and proud Anishinabe and Haudenosaunee The event will wrap up using our most powerful healing medicine….”laughter” when the “Healing with Laughter” Comedy Night, gets underway with First Nations comedians, Charlie Hill, Ryan McMahon, and Howie Miller. The show will be hosted by the Queen of Comedy – Candy Palmater, ofThe Candy Show, aired on APTN. The final evening will wrap up with Fireworks for the kids!

Once again, that’s the Mount Elgin Commemoration and Family Gathering, June 20th and 21st, at the former Mount Elgin school grounds at Chippewa of the Thames First Nation.

Transportation support is also available.

Call Clint for more information at 519-289-5555. You can also email him, at [email protected].

Poster (pdf)

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