Saturday, March 29, 2014
Shaw Conference Center
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Kim smiles for me as he poses with his winter bike out front of the Shaw Conference Center. Earlier he wasn't all smiles as he absorbed the tragic stories being told at the final Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings being held here.
My friend Wendy, a Cree attending the hearings tells me that unlike the Truth and Reconciliation hearings in South Africa, the perpetrators are not present - just the victims. She is not confident of any resolution to the crimes committed against First Nations people in this country.
Kim is at the hearings reporting for his student radio station and being a white kid from the suburbs, the stories from the hearings shock and disturb him. As they do all of us.