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Crown of Thorns, Judi Cumming

Living Healing Quilt Project
Promoting Healing – One Stitch at a Time

This post is part of the Living Healing Quilt Project that honours the strength, courage, and commitment of Indian Residential School Survivors. This quilt block is from Quilt 1 – Schools of Shame.

The dark, turbulent background and the crown of thorns represent the harm done to generations of First Nations Children, their families and their cultures by the imposition of Indian Residential Schools.

The light green and yellow tones symbolize the hope for healing brought by the willingness of all parties to communicate openly and honestly in the Truth and Reconciliation Process.

The red flowers stand for a strengthening of understanding, respect and love among all the people of Canada as a result of this sincere desire to have the truth told and forgiveness given and received.

Judi Cumming, Contract Researcher, Indian Residential Schools Resolution Sector, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

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This post was published on December 2nd, 2008. Post topics: Special Features. Post tags: .

One Response to “Crown of Thorns, Judi Cumming”

  1. Katy S says:

    This is a beautiful, haunting, moving piece. Wow!

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