Students at Westmount Public School are receiving lessons on Truth and Reconciliation from an expert in the field. Tricia Logan, originally from Kakabeka Falls, has been working with students at Westmount Public School to help them understand residential schools and their impacts on our society. Ms. Logan is the Education and Outreach Officer at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.
“Through a personal connection to a staff member in our school, we were able to secure time with Tricia for this week to work with our students on what can be a very difficult subject to broach with students,” says AJ Keene, Principal of Westmount Public School. “We are extremely fortunate to have someone with Tricia’s experience and background will help our students to get a better understanding of this very important issue.”
Tricia Logan Biography
Recently, Tricia completed her PhD entitled ‘Indian Residential Schools, Settler Colonialism and Their Narratives in Canadian History’ in History at Royal Holloway, University of London. She also has a MA and BA both in Native Studies from the University of Manitoba.
In 2000, Tricia started working with the Aboriginal Healing Foundation at the Southwest Region Manitoba Métis Federation and has worked with the AHF, Legacy of Hope Foundation and National Aboriginal Health Organization research on various projects from 2000 to 2014. As part of her work with Métis communities, Tricia took part in a Michif language revitalization project. Tricia’s research interests and writing originate from her work with Survivors of residential school and involvement with language revitalization.
Most recently, Tricia worked at Irish in Britain as an Archivist/Researcher on an oral history project entitled ‘Irish Voices’ with Irish diaspora communities living in Britain. Currently, Tricia is the Education and Outreach Officer at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.