Winnipeg school trustee pushes for more education on residential schools legacy

APTN National News
A Winnipeg school trustee says that Canada’s schools need to recognize the legacy of residential schools, in a manner similar to the way Remembrance Day is observed.

Mark Wasyliw says that every school should have a copy of the 2008 residential schools apology framed and posted on the walls, and is calling for an annual assembly to teach children about residential schools.

APTN National News reporter Matt Thordarson sat down with Wasyliw to talk about his initiative, and how he sees the legacy of residential schools every day in his work.

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Before moving to become the APTN News social media producer, Mark was the executive producer for the news in eastern Canada. Before starting with APTN in 2009, Mark worked at CBC Radio and Television in Newfoundland and Labrador and Ottawa.