Reconciling Mill Woods

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Telling the all Story pt 2

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While the community of Mill Woods does recognize the Indigenous history of the area through place names of some neighbourhoods, there is very little acknowledgment of the history of the area that became Mill Woods in the 1970s. Few Mill Woods residents are aware of the history of the Papaschase Reserve, and how the Papaschase peoples were forced from the Rossdale area and re-settled to an area south of the river, how that land was eventually re-acquired by the Federal government and subsequently sold to settler farmers, and how that same land was later assembled and sold to create Mill Woods. In the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation, it would be valuable to undertake an exercise to share that history of the Papaschase and acknowledge the difficult history of the Mill Woods area. There are scant physical reminders of this past in Mill Woods outside of a few place names, nor is the history or context widely known. Let's do better.

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