Cecelia Reekie shares her very personal journey of adoption, reunion, learning and understanding residential schools and reconciliation. Through her reunion with her Dad she learned he is a survivor of the Residential Schools. Cecelia reminds us that every child has a story and we need to take the time to discover their stories. Cecelia dedicates this talk to all her parents.
Cecelia Reekie is a member of the Haisla First Nation. Cecelia has been involved in Langley Schools for many years, from being involved with Parent Advisory Council’s to serving as a Trustee on the Board of Education from January 2011 – November 2014, and now is a Cultural Presenter with the School District’s Aboriginal Program. Cecelia has an important and poignant story to tell as a child of survivors of Canadian Residential Schools. Cecelia is married and a mother of two sons.
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