Alan Twigg’s tribute to Rudolf Vrba

Rudolf Vrba, who escaped Auschwitz and co-authored a report saving 200,000 lives, remains unrecognized in Vancouver despite his significant historical impact. Alan Twigg (l.) seeks to change this.” FULL STORY

 

Every child matters

July 12th, 2023

As the founder of Orange Shirt Day and an Indigenous survivor of the Canadian residential school system, Phyllis Webstad has an important message in her newest book Every Child Matters (Medicine Wheel Publishing $24.99). The picture book for children details Webstad’s harrowing experience at the colonial institution where many other Indigenous children before and after her suffered until the last BC school closed in 1983. Residential schools and their enforcers taught Indigenous children that they did not matter, but Webstad seeks to turn the page on intergenerational trauma and promote healing. Paired with illustrations by Karlene Harvey, Every Child Matters tells children about the history and impact of the residential school system, while emphasizing the importance of culture, reconciliation and resilience. 9781778540165

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