Truth and Reconciliation: Solomon Ratt (th-dialect)

tâpwîwin ikwa wâhkôwîcihiwîwin

tâpwîwin: awâsisak kî-sipwîhtahâwak;
tâpwîwin: onîkihikomâwak kî-maskamâwak otawâsimisiwâwa;
tâpwîwin: âtiht awâsisak namwâc kî-ohci-kîwêwak;
tâpwîwin: awâsisak kî-nanôcihâwak ispî kâ-kî-pîkiskwîcik opîkiskwîwiniwâwa;
tâpwîwin: âtiht awâsisak kî-otihtinâwak;
tâpwîwin: âtiht awâsisak kî-nipahâwak;
tâpwîwin: awâsisak kî-wanihtâwak opîkiskwîwiniwâwa;
tâpwîwin: awâsisak kî-wanihtâwak otisîhcikîwiniwâwa;

tâpwîwin: namwâc wâhkôwîcihiwîwin ta-kî-ispayin pâtimâ naskwîwasihtâtwâwi ayamihikimâwak mîna okimâwak okimânâhk ohci ôho tâpwîwina.

ᑖᐿᐏᐣ ᐃᑿ ᐚᐦᑰᐑᒋᐦᐃᐑᐏᐣ

ᑖᐿᐏᐣ: ᐊᐚᓯᓴᐠ ᑮ ᓯᐿᐦᑕᐦᐋᐘᐠ;
ᑖᐿᐏᐣ: ᐅᓃᑭᐦᐃᑯᒫᐘᐠ ᑮ ᒪᐢᑲᒫᐘᐠ ᐅᑕᐚᓯᒥᓯᐚᐘ;
ᑖᐿᐏᐣ: ᐋᑎᐦᐟ ᐊᐚᓯᓴᐠ ᓇᒹᐨ ᑮ ᐅᐦᒋ ᑮᐍᐘᐠ;
ᑖᐿᐏᐣ: ᐊᐚᓯᓴᐠ ᑮ ᓇᓅᒋᐦᐋᐘᐠ ᐃᐢᐲ ᑳ ᑮ ᐲᑭᐢᑹᒋᐠ ᐅᐲᑭᐢᑹᐏᓂᐚᐘ;
ᑖᐿᐏᐣ: ᐋᑎᐦᐟ ᐊᐚᓯᓴᐠ ᑮ ᐅᑎᐦᑎᓈᐘᐠ;
ᑖᐿᐏᐣ: ᐋᑎᐦᐟ ᐊᐚᓯᓴᐠ ᑮ ᓂᐸᐦᐋᐘᐠ;
ᑖᐿᐏᐣ: ᐊᐚᓯᓴᐠ ᑮ ᐘᓂᐦᑖᐘᐠ ᐅᐲᑭᐢᑹᐏᓂᐚᐘ;
ᑖᐿᐏᐣ: ᐊᐚᓯᓴᐠ ᑮ ᐘᓂᐦᑖᐘᐠ ᐅᑎᓰᐦᒋᑮᐏᓂᐚᐘ;

ᑖᐿᐏᐣ: ᓇᒹᐨ ᐚᐦᑰᐑᒋᐦᐃᐑᐏᐣ ᑕ ᑮ ᐃᐢᐸᔨᐣ ᐹᑎᒫ ᓇᐢᑹᐘᓯᐦᑖᑤᐏ ᐊᔭᒥᐦᐃᑭᒫᐘᐠ ᒦᓇ ᐅᑭᒫᐘᐠ ᐅᑭᒫᓈᕽ ᐅᐦᒋ ᐆᐦᐅ ᑖᐿᐏᓇ᙮

Truth and Reconciliation

Truth: Children were taken away;
Truth: Parents had their children taken away from them;
Truth: Some children never went home;
Truth: Children were punished when they spoke their languages;
Truth: Some children were raped;
Truth: Some children were killed;
Truth: Children lost their languages;
Truth: Children lost their cultures;

Truth: reconciliation will not happen until the churches and government are accountable to these truths.

Photo: All Saints Residential School, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan which ran from 1947 to 1997. Solomon Ratt was a student there when this photo was taken in 1965. This photo captures the stark nature of the school, created from a former military base. The children’s dorms were former barracks. (photo PADH 23346/Prince Albert Daily Herald).

The school was one of 22 in Saskatchewan, documented in a University of Regina project called “Shattering the Silence” that includes testimony from many former students.
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