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The Witness Blanket: Truth, Art and Reconciliation

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Author: Carey Newman, Kirstie Hudson

For more than 150 years, thousands of Indigenous children were taken from their families and sent to residential schools across Canada.

Artist Carey Newman created the Witness Blanket to make sure that history is never forgotten. The Blanket is a living work of art--a collection of hundreds of objects from those schools. It includes everything from photos, bricks, hockey skates, graduation certificates, dolls and piano keys to braids of hair. Behind every piece is a story. And behind every story is a residential school Survivor, including Carey's father. This book is a collection of truths about what happened at those schools, but it's also a beacon of hope and a step on the journey toward reconciliation.



Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Published: 04/19/2022
Pages: 91
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.00lbs
Size: 8.80h x 7.70w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9781459836129
Audience: Ages 9-12

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