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Mint and National Center for Truth and Reconciliation unveil new Indigenous commemoratives – WinnipegSEDI News

The Mint and the National Center for Truth and Reconciliation have come out with a symbolic commemoration that acknowledges the impact of residential schools.

The keepsake coin features images designed by Indigenous artists Leticia Spence (First Nations), Jason Sycock (Inuit), JD Hawke (Metis) and a residential school survivor.

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One side of the keepsake features First Nations, Inuit and Métis cultural aspects. The other side bears the message “EVERY CHILD MATTERS” in English and French with orange hands forming a sun shape.

“September and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation are a moment for the nation to pause, reflect and remember the children who never came home from residential school and who are still with us today,” said Stephanie Scott, executive director of the National Center. For truth and reconciliation.

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“People in Canada can now honor those children and survivors, and support our communities’ healing journeys through the Na-Mee-Kwai-Nee-Mak Community Support Fund.”

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Royal Canadian Mint President and CEO Mary LeMay said Mint employees are proud to have worked on the project.

“We are deeply moved by the work of First Nations, Inuit and Métis artists that Canadians can proudly display as they wear keepsakes to help bring to light the truth of residential schools and encourage fellow Canadians to join the journey towards reconciliation.”

Proceeds from the keepsake will go to the Na-mi-quai-ni-mak (NA-MEH-QWAY-NIM-MACK) Community Support Fund, according to the release.


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