Stitching together art and grief: A community project to heal and honour – The Queen’s Journal

Deborah Young leads initiative to honour residential school victims

October 7, 2022

When news broke in mainstream media regarding the discovery of unmarked graves at the sites of former residential schools(link is external) last May, Deborah Young was not surprised.

The Cree PhD candidate at Carleton School of Social work is the child of two residential school survivors and related to countless others who endured the system.

The lives lost through the brutality of the system have been memorialized by Indigenous communities for decades—Young had heard the stories of the unmarked graves long before the disturbing findings reached the rest of Canada.

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