Perth to memorialize residential school children and missing and murdered indigenous women

April 11, 2018 by
Perth Mayor John Fenik, seen in  a file photo from Perth Council

Perth Mayor John Fenik, seen in a file photo from Perth Council

A Healing Forest memorial to residential school children as well as murdered and missing indigenous women will soon be appearing in Last Duel Park.

The memorial consisting of a rock with a mounted plaque, a display board and Native Healing plants will go in beside the Wendy Laut Garden path.

Mayor John Fenik told Lake 88 news it was an easy decision. "The Healing Forest represents a monument that pays tribute to the children that suffered abuse in residential schools, and some lost their lives and I was a big supporter of this," said the Mayor.

Fenik added, "I think any time we can support our First Nations people, Indigenous youth we should.  I think it’s fair and equitable that our First Nations people put forward this plaque in memory of those people who suffered abuse in residential schools.”

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