QUEBEC | New Year’s Eve, 1979. The rural mining town of Chapais was preparing to bring in 1980 in style with a fundraiser for 300 people. But just after midnight, the careless actions of one guest caused a fire that would leave the community forever changed.
Residential Schools resources & support:
Podcast: Residential Schools by Historica Canadahosted by Shaneen Robinson-Desjarlais
Episode: ”Holding Space for Grief” Canadaland Episode #312 hosted by Ryan McMahon and Anna McKenzie
Article: “7 Ways to support Indigenous people grieving in wake of the news of the 215 children” by Anna McKenzie
Article: Where to donate to support survivors of residential schools in Macleans
Support: Residential school survivors who need support can call the National Indian Residential School Crisis Line at 1-866-925-4419.
Mental Health Resources:
In Canada And Mental Health Research Canada https://www.mhrc.ca/national-polling-covid
In United States
In United Kingdom
Research & Writing: Kristi Lee
Audio editing and production: We Talk of Dreams
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Theme Song: We Talk of Dreams'
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