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Thursday, February 9 • 10:30 - 13:30
As a 2nd generation IRS survivor, Richard Lightning & family shares his experience.

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Richard Lightning entered residential school in 1942 at 6 years old and was there for 7 years until 1949. He is a survivor of Indian Residential School. His father, Late Albert Lightning survived the Industrial school in Red Deer. Many students died from tuberculosis, Spanish flu and other causes. Albert talked about digging graves for fellow students. Albert’s brother, David Lightning is buried in the Red Deer cemetery with six other students. As a second generation Indian Residential School survivor, Richard sits on a committee called “Remembering the Children.” The Red Deer Industrial School, located a few kilometers west of Red Deer, Alberta, operated from 1893 to 1919. Richard also participates in the Blanket Exercise with a Calling Lake group to assist in educating people about the history of Indian residential School. Through the Intergenerational Lightning Panel, Richard presents his story with his daughter Angela Lightning and grand-daughter Mekwan Lightning to share how the experience of Indian residential School had affected his life, and the generations that follow.

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Mekwan Lightning

Grand Daughter of a IRS survivor explains her perception on the experience of her family history.
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Angela Lightning

Grand daughter of late Albert Lightning and daughter of Richard Lightning, both Indian Residential School (IRS) survivors, Angela Lightning is considered a intergenerational survivor. Raising a family, Angela has been able to use valuable lessons from the history of IRS in her family.
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Richard Lightning

Richard Lightning entered residential school in 1942 at 6 years old and was there for 7 years until 1949. He is a survivor of Indian Residential School. In 1958, Richard relocated to Toronto to find employment. Being his first time off the reserve, his intentions were to visit his cousin for 6 months. He met his life partner, married her in 1960 and returned to the reserve with her in 1967. He provided a good home and upbringing for his family on... Read More →



Thursday February 9, 2017 10:30 - 13:30
Westin: Saskatchewan Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 264
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English