Lakehead University continuing dialogue on residential schools

July 14, 2021 – Orillia, Ont.

The recent discoveries of missing children and unmarked graves have brought a tragic history to our collective doors. On Monday, July 19 at 8 p.m. Lakehead University will be hosting “When History Hurts: A Community Dialogue” a free, live online event that will continue the conversation about residential schools, the story of Indigenous-Settler relations, and the role each of us can play in truth and reconciliation.

Join Dr. Linda Rodenburg, Director of Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning, in conversation with Chief Ted Williams and Councillor Lorraine McRae from Chippewas of Rama First Nation; Jesse Boiteau, Senior Archivist at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation; and Dr. Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux, Chair on Truth and Reconciliation at Lakehead University.

This discussion is for anyone who wants to begin having these culturally safe conversations.

When History Hurts: A Community Dialogue
Date: Monday, July 19, 2021
Time: 8 p.m.
Live on Zoom

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Media:  For further information or to arrange an interview, contact Jaclyn Bucik, Media, Communications & Marketing Associate, at 705-330-4010 ext. 2014 or

Lakehead University is a fully comprehensive university with approximately 9,700 full-time equivalent students and over 2,000 faculty and staff at two campuses in Orillia and Thunder Bay, Ontario. Lakehead has 10 faculties, including Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Graduate Studies, Health & Behavioural Sciences, Law, Natural Resources Management, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Science & Environmental Studies, and Social Sciences & Humanities. Lakehead University’s achievements have been recognized nationally and internationally, including being ranked, once again, among Canada’s Top 10 primarily undergraduate universities in Maclean’s 2021 University Rankings; as well as included in the top half of Times Higher Education's 2020 World Universities Rankings for the second consecutive year, and 99th among 1,115 universities from around the world in THE's 2021 Impact Rankings (which assesses institutions against the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals). Visit

When History Hurts: A Community Dialogue Hosted by Lakehead University