30 cm of textual record, graphic material and electronic records. - ca. 3000 photographs : col. ; (Raw)
The 2012 Shingwauk gathering was one of the many reunions of the the students, staff, clergy, and descents of those involved with the Shingwauk and Wawanosh Indian Residential Schools. This gathering, titled "2012 Shingwauk Gathering and Conference: Healing and Reconciliation Through Education" was combined with a more formal academic conference.
This gathering was hosted by Algoma University in conjunction with the National Residential School Survivors Society (NRSSS). Over 300 attended this three day event from August 3rd- August 6th, 2012. The gathering was organized through the efforts of the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre and the Children of Shingwauk Alumni Association (CSAA). The reunion was held at the former Shingwauk school in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario. The event aimed to help facilitate healing, communication, and a growing support network of survivors. Shingwauk reunions were also held in 1981, 1991, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2006, and 2011.
Fonds comprises documents and photographs relating to the planning, organization and implementation of the 2012 Healing and Reconciliation Through Education Conference and Gathering. Fonds includes schedules, speaker details, meeting minutes, registration forms, participant feedback and promotional material.