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Subject Fort Albany Reunion

WHEREAS the effects of Residential Schools to the personal socialization process of individuals can still be felt;

WHEREAS some of these effects of the Residential School Syndrome can be listed as: a) poor social adjustment; b) weak parental skills; c) cultural discontinuity, meaning the social, mental and psychological development developed in a vacuum due to the absence of parents and other proper adult guides;

WHEREAS the traditional extended family structure came under severe stress and the future oriented direction from Elders has been diminished;

WHEREAS the healing begins with visiting the original site and facilitating the process of "testimonials" in front of a recognized panel of experts;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Fort Albany First Nation proceed with their plans to host a Reunion of all students who were at one time "inmates" of the St. Anne's Residential School system, in August of 1992.

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