On April 27/10 a townhall meeting was held to update residents on recent developments and to seek some feedback for Gary McHale and Mark Vandermaas to take to the 2010 New Directions in Aboriginal Policy forum at Mount Royal University in Calgary tomorrow.
Here is what residents – some anonymous, some not – told us:
“If you could be in Calgary yourself, what one thing would you want researchers to know about your experiences as a resident and/or business owner in Caledonia?”
- 100427-1 Resident – Burke [PDF]
- 100427-2 Resident [PDF]
- 100427-3 Resident [PDF]
- 100427-4 Resident – Therrien [PDF]
- 100427-5 Schaeffer Excavating [PDF]
- 100427-6 Resident [PDF]
- 100427-7 Grand River Gallery [PDF]
- 100427-8 Resident [PDF]
- 100427-9 Resident [PDF]
Victim Impact Statements
A number of residents indicated that they would be willing to be contacted about providing a victim impact statement.
I am pleased to report that two residents have already provided statements, and Pam Dudych’s mom has provided additional information that supplements Pam’s Road of Hope school project.
- Caledonia Victims Project, April 13/10: Caledonia’s youngest hero: 14 year old Pam ‘Dancer’ Dudych
Presentation notes & slides to be available
A page with copies of our presentations has been created. The password protection will be removed after we have addressed the forum which takes place tomorrow:
- Caledonia Victims Project, May 04/10: 2010 ‘New Directions in Aboriginal Policy’ forum
My presentation will cite statements from the comments provided and the victim impact statements, so I thank all those who took the time to attend and especially to those who provided their thoughts – especially on short notice.
About the forum
- Dr. Frances Widdowson: New Directions in Aboriginal Policy forums
New Directions in Aboriginal Policy forums: 2010 Final Program [PDF, 4p]
- Caledonia Victims Project, April 08/10: Caledonia activists to address ‘New Directions in Aboriginal Policy’ forum
- Caledonia Victims Project, April 29/10: Campaign against Vandermaas & McHale results in positive outcome
Mark Vandermaas, Founder
Caledonia Victims Project