BC Gov News | News Release
Office of the Premier
March 17, 2022
Premiere Screening Event
TODAY, March 17, 2022 @ 3pm PDT
Join Premier John Horgan and Deputy Chief Harlan Schilling in a conversation with Yukon Premier Sandy Silver; Nathan Cullen, Minister of Municipal Affairs; Tristan Miller, member of the Daylu Dena Council; and Rose Caesar, Liard First Nation Elder, as they screen the film and share their reflections.
VANCOUVER, BC – March 17, 2022 – Premier John Horgan joined Deputy Chief Harlan Schilling, Daylu Dena Council, for the screening of a new video commemorating the demolition of the former residential school at Lower Post and celebrating new beginnings for the community.
“It has been a long journey for the Daylu Dena Council, survivors and their descendants, and members of the community to reach this day,” said Premier Horgan. “This video celebrates the new era of hope, healing and opportunity that is underway in Lower Post, and it confines this abomination of a building to the past where it belongs. It has been my profound honour to support community members in this important and long overdue work.”
The video documents a gathering on June 30, 2021, hosted in the Kaska Dena community of Lower Post. …
The following article/video contains material about the harmful legacy of residential schools and may cause trauma. If you need support, the 24-hour National Indian Residential School Crisis Line is available for residential school survivors: 1.866.925.4419.
Daylu Dena Council – Kaska Dena Council
Gathering Around the Fire – Kaska Dena Council
Healing – Interview with DDC’s Harlan Schilling. CHEK | Our Native Land – Kaska Dena Council
Recent Media on Lower Post’s Former Residential School Demolition & New Multi-Purpose Cultural Centre to Come – Kaska Dena Council
Program for the Lower Post Gathering—Ceremonial Demolition Event, June 30, 2021 – Kaska Dena Council
Lower Post Gathering—Ceremonial Demolition Event Rescheduled for June 30, 2021 – Kaska Dena Council
Update: Postponed Lower Post Gathering – Kaska Dena Council
Lower Post Gathering—Demolition & Groundbreaking Event, June 21, 2021 – Kaska Dena Council
Former Canada, B.C., Daylu Dena Council Partner to Build New Cultural Centre, Demolish Former Residential School. News Release – Kaska Dena Council
Former Residential School in Lower Post Slated for Demolition: Premier. Vancouver Sun – Kaska Dena Council
Old Residential School – Interview with DDC’s Harlan Schilling. CBC Radio | As It Happens – Kaska Dena Council