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The Witness Blanket

Until Monday, Jan. 8, 2024
8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday to Thursday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Friday
9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Saturday
Noon – 5:30 p.m. Sunday
TRU Williams Lake
Parking is free on campus

A battered show. Braids of hair. A hockey trophy. A wooden door. A black-and-white photograph. A piece of stained glass. All are silent witnesses to the Indian residential schools era (1870-1996).

Made up of more than 800 reclaimed items collected from 77 sites across Canada, the Witness Blanket is a powerful and thought-provoking large-scale art installation that recognizes the dark and difficult legacy of residential schools in our country. Indigenous artist Carey Newman created the work of art as a monument to children who were forced to attend the schools.

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights has selected TRU Williams Lake as host of the travelling exhibition.