We observed Pink Shirt Day on February 23, 2022 with a session including trauma-informed professionals discussing anti-bullying, lateral violence and the legacy of residential schools on Indigenous communities. We remember that those children who were lost or murdered in acts of genocide had surviving families and communities that continue to live with the impacts of those atrocities. Through remembrance and cultural resiliency, the ways of healing are a long and complex path that must be travelled together.
Facilitated by Indigenous Minister Tony Snow, guests included Amanda Good Stoney, social worker; Teresa Snow who works in community wellness and healing and Rev. Dr. Carmen Landsdowne, First United Church, Vancouver.