Jay Jones superimposed on school buildingJay Jones will discuss the impact of Residential Schools in an online presentation Thursday, Sept. 16.

Speaker to address impact of residential schools

An online presentation Thursday, Sept. 16, will centre on the residential school experience and the intergenerational effects of residential schools.

Guest speaker Jay Jones is the son of Shingwauk Residential School survivors, president of the Children of Shingwauk Alumni Association, and a member of Walpole Island First Nation He is a designer by trade at General Motors and an advocate of the Indian Residential Schools story and Special Olympic athletes.

His talk, entitled “The Impact of Residential Schools,” will run 5 to 6 p.m. on the Zoom videoconference platform. Register here to attend.

The event is hosted by the Turtle Island Aboriginal Education Centre iIn partnership with the St. Clair College – Indigenous Student Services, Student Representative Council, and Thames Students association.