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Indigenous CKCU
Sunday December 18th, 2016 with Shirley Gagnon
"Memories of Christmas at Indian Residential Schools" as told by survivors

Honouring the children of Indian Residential Schools with a documentary "Memories of Christmas at Indian Residential Schools" as told by survivors. Aboriginal music by Phyllis Sinclair, Florent Vollant, Susan Aglukark, Norman Doucette, Andrea Menard, Tom Jackson, and Amanda Rheaume.
Traditional: Minoh Awasis (Beautiful Child)
Phyllis Sinclair - Wishlist Canadian
Florent Vollant - Nipaiamianan Canadian
Eku Papa Petakakat
Florent Vollant - Nipaiamianan Canadian
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Susan Aglukark - Christmas Canadian
Christmas in a Phone Booth
Norman Doucette - Dangerous Ground Canadian
Gather Round feat. Asani
Andrea Menard - Sparkle Canadian
The Huron Carole
Tom Jackson - Twas in the Moon of Wintertime Canadian
Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring
Amanda Rheaume - Acoustic Christmas Canadian
Interactive CKCU
Louisa Mianscum
Awesomeness .... makes me feel like dancing in the rain or better yet rolling around in the snow with my Goldie Hawn = he absolutely loves that & me too .... lol :) Good Day to you my dear friend. Sending you sisterly hugs :) Peace & Love xoxo :)

12:12 PM, December 18th, 2016
Louisa Mianscum
Made me cry ....

12:15 PM, December 18th, 2016
Louisa Mianscum
Meegwetch for sharing .... tho it breaks my heart to listen to them .... the survivors like me .... I felt like a piece of the puzzle of hope & resistance in place. My best memories are when we competed with our neighbouring towns & we won! One yr I actually won in every category .... Imagine that .... All my ribbons on my t-shirt were red & just one blue (2nd place) because I fell down but my friends were yelling at me to get up & run & so I did.... I almost came in first .... lol .... My friend & I laughed so hard .... She finally beat me at something .... lol It was a good time. I learned that it doesn't really matter if you are first or second placed - as long as you have a place to consider your home away from home. Thank goodness for extended family .... We survived

12:35 PM, December 18th, 2016
Don M. McKay
In residential school Christmas was nothing like it is today or nothing like it was meant to be. I can't remember feeling excited about it or looking forward to it. It really meant nothing to me then. Just another day/time to survive. The only thing that I can recall was the making of Christmas pudding. Maybe it was only one year that it happened but I remember having to give a big batch of Christmas pudding a few mixings with a big spoon by the door before going to your seat at the dinner table. Can't ever recall having turkey or anything else like that on Christmas day. During the time leading up to Christmas we checked every day the list of kids going home for Christmas. After a few years I didn't bother checking because I knew I wasn't going home. I was in a school (?) for 12 years and never ever went home Christmas or Easter. Most times the only gifts I got were from the church or government. That was hard because there were some who received a lot of gifts. from home.

5:52 PM, December 18th, 2016
Norman Doucette
Wow !! .Don thank you for sharing your pain and sadness.meegwetch

10:09 PM, December 18th, 2016
Aboriginal CKCU (host)
Kitchi Meegwetch Louise and Don for sharing. <3

9:40 AM, December 25th, 2016