Learning together


Talia Dassios of Chatham stepped up to do her part on Friday in Wallaceburg’s Healing Walk and Gathering held in honour of Truth and Reconciliation Day.

The young Freedom Collective student was among the approximately 300 orange-clad residents who marched through Wallaceburg’s downtown from the library to Civic Square Park.

The event was attended by Indigenous elders, residential school survivors, members of the public and students from grades 4-8 from Wallaceburg’s three Catholic elementary schools.

The march was among the events that took place across Chatham-Kent to mark Truth and Reconciliation Week in honour of Indigenous residential school survivors and the children who didn’t come home and to raise awareness about the stain on Canada’s history.


  1. Every child does matter and that’s worth taking about, however this story was not researched as I thought journalism did. Not one body was ever found at the residential school in Kamloops B.C. So this story is incorrect in its telling. The writer of this article did not do their homework.


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