GBGH learns about Indigenous community through Truth & Reconciliation event
Group photo (from left) – Tricia Monague, indigenous patient navigator, GBGH and Beausoleil First Nation; Angie Saini, vice president, clinical services and chief nursing executive, GBGH; Carl Assance, residential school survivor; Sandy Reilly, residential school survivor; Angie King, Shki-Giizhgad Kwe / New Day Women; Laval Williams, hand drummer.
On September 30, Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH) recognized the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation with its second annual event to learn, reflect and remember the significance of the residential school system in Canada’s history. The event included an honour song, the heartfelt accounts of two residential school survivors’ experiences, teachings and the dedication of a new garden. GBGH is creating this garden for FNMI patients and families in phases to which the hospital will add each year until completion. For the first stage, GBGH has planted seven cedar trees to honour the Seven Grandfathers Teachings – the principles of character that each Anishinaabe should live by including Love, Respect, Bravery, Truth, Honesty, Humility and Wisdom. This event was made possible due to the generous contributions of Beausoleil First Nation.
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Georgian Bay General Hospital
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