Recent Pemberton Museum News

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Sept 30th

This day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.

The Pemberton museum recognizes and respects that the Pemberton museum operates within the traditional unceded territory of Lil'wat and Stl’atl’imx Nations. 

The Museum will be closed on the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to recognize the tragedy of residential schools in Canada and their impact yesterday and today.  We invite you to join us as we reflect and learn about the policies, philosophies and conditions that led to the creation of residential schools.  Today we re-share a presentation from the ‘Pemberton Tales’ program August 24th titled “Those Who Were Here First – The Impact of Settlement”.  The presentation features an Introduction and reading by Niki Madigan and a reading of the Declaration of the Lillooet Tribe by Maxine Joseph Bruce from the book "The Same As Yesterday" by Joanne Drake-Terry. The book was published by the Lillooet Tribal Council in 1989.  It is available at the Pemberton & District Public Library and the museum is working to get copies of these books to sell at the museum.  We learn, we share, we remember.

Kukwstumckacw, merci, and thank you.

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