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Locals write Harper
RESIDENTS sent letters to Prime Minister Stephen Harper June 11 as part of a nation-wide Our Dreams Matter Too campaign, organized by the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada.
The letter writing and walking event was organized for the fifth anniversary of Harper’s apology for residential schools.
Terrace social worker Robert Hart spoke of the apology, saying “[Harper] didn’t do much besides that.”
The campaign focuses on the lack of money spent on health care, social services and education for aboriginal children, compared to other Canadian children.
Members from the northwest branch of the BC Association of Social Workers, the Knox United Church, and the community came out in support of the campaign.
Four people participated in the actual send off of the letters, which began in George Little Park where the group took off for their walk to the post office.
In total 24 Terrace letters were sent.
MP Nathan Cullen’s constituency assistant Francois Godet was present on behalf of MP Nathan Cullen to receive copies.
“The whole idea is to send the message to the government,” Godet said.