Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

June 10, 2009 12:55 ET

Media Advisory: Governor General Hosts a Roundtable Discussion on Reconciliation

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 10, 2009) - To mark the one-year anniversary of the Government of Canada's official apology to former students of residential schools, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, will host a roundtable discussion on reconciliation. The discussion, presented by the Legacy of Hope Foundation, will take place inside the auditorium at the National Gallery of Canada, in Ottawa, on Thursday, June 11, 2009, at 9 a.m.

To launch the discussion, the Governor General will deliver a speech on reconciliation as well as her recent visit to Canada's North in front of panellists, survivors of residential schools, leaders of Aboriginal groups, community leaders, high school students and Parliamentarians and other government officials.

Throughout her mandate, the Governor General has made Aboriginal issues one of her main priorities. One year ago on June 11, 2008, Her Excellency attended the ceremony for the Statement of Apology to former students of Indian Residential Schools on Parliament Hill.

About the Legacy of Hope Foundation

The Legacy of Hope Foundation is a national, charitable organization whose purpose is to educate and create awareness and understanding about the legacy of residential schools, including the effects and intergenerational impacts on First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples, and to support the ongoing healing process of Residential School Survivors. For more information, visit www.legacyofhope.ca.

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