Indigenous student-athlete shows community that movement is medicine – UM Today

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September 27, 2022 — When Faculty of Arts student, Tréchelle Bunn learned of the discovery of 215 unmarked graves at the former Kamloops residential school in May 2021, the stories she had grown up hearing from her grandparents who are Survivors of the former Birtle residential school, became a heart-sinking reality.

Bunn, an Indigenous student-athlete (third-year defensive player for the Bisons women’s hockey team), has always found balance in her life through movement and activity. Wanting to find ways to help her community heal, promote education and support reconciliation, she put her energy into creating a Healing Walk in July 2021.

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