This is a letter of support and to offer encouragement to you to adapt the exhibition Residential Schools: The Red Lake Story, which you presented last year, to an on-line virtual exhibit. In this 'virtual age', by going on-line I feel you could reach an even wider audience.
As the founder of the Kiishik Fund, I encourage you and your staff to make the Residential Schools: The Red Lake Story a virtual exhibit. The Kiishik Fund was established to create awareness of First Nations in the classromms and communities of the Red Lake District. The Residential School story is an important part of Canadian history and is congruent with the goals of the Kiishik Fund.
I believe Kaaren Dannenman, who administers the Kiishik Fund, was instrumental in bringing the Residential School Exhibit to the Red Lake Heritage Centre last year. I applaude the efforts of the Red Lake Heritage Centre staff to bring this important exhibit to Red Lake where so many First Nations people continue to be affected by the legacy of the policy of residential schools.
Therefore, I wholeheartedly support this initiative as I see only benefits to our community, our students and our citizens.
President and Chief Creative Officer
Linda Lundstrom Inc.