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Residential School Exhibit Opens at U of M

November 1, 2012 7:23 AM | Entertainment

A new exhibit at the University of Manitoba aims to tell the stories of the Inuit people in the residential school system.

“We Were So Far Away: The Inuit Experience of Residential Schools” is a project of the Legacy of Hope Foundation and opened on Wednesday.

This latest exhibit, which runs until November 16, will shine light on the impact residential schools had on Inuit communities. It consists of stories from eight survivors, two from each of the Inuit geographic regions — Nunavik, Nunavut, Nunatsiavut and the Inuvialuit Settlement Region.

The exhibit is free and open to the public and schools.

Where can I see it?

Brodie Centre Mezzanine (2nd Floor), 727 McDermot Avenue, University of Manitoba Bannatyne Campus. The exhibit is open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

— Staff