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Bracebridge woman delivers powerful message to council on Indigenous residential schools – Muskoka Region News

June 18, 2021

‘I don’t want this to become yesterday’s news’

Lynda Nicholson, a member of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation, brought her powerful message of life growing up as an Indigenous person in Canada, and the impact residential schools have had, to Bracebridge council on Wednesday night, June 16.

“My hope is that this is a starting point for the residents of Bracebridge to educate themselves on these heart-wrenching matters,” said Nicholson. “I don’t want this to become yesterday’s news. I hope we can use the awareness of these atrocities to help us move forward in a positive way and help us work together for a respectful, more understanding world for Indigenous and non-Indigenous alike.”

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