The Truth and Reconciliation Commission only recently released their final report calling for Canada-wide education on Indian residential schools
, but two Canadian territories have been at it for a few years.
At the same time, however, there was widespread sentiment among concerned parties that spreading the news about the TRC's findings regarding the dark history of Indian residential schools
in Canada, and pursuing the hard work of reconciliation itself, would be no small task.
On June 22, Notley became the first premier to formally apologize to those who attended residential schools
OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which used the term "cultural genocide" to describe what happened to aboriginal Canadians in residential schools
, called for changes at all levels of society and government.
Aboriginal children in six residential schools
across the country, including one run by the Presbyterian Church, were subjects in nutrition experiments in the 1940s and 50s, a food historian has revealed.
In what Truth and Reconciliation Commission Chair Justice Murray Sinclair referred to as "one of the most significant presentations we have ever had," Mirasty, accompanied by her mother, mother-in-law, and aunties, the older women all residential school
survivors, likened the impact of Indian residential schools
on those who never attended to the danger of second hand smoke.
The abuses were perpetrated at church-run residential schools
which removed indigenous Canadians from their families, aiming to assimilate aboriginals and eradicate their separate culture.
were instituted by the government when the policy veered to assimilation, traditional practices like buffalo hunting and fur-trading being then on the wane.
Edge Hill College in Ormskirk is hosting a series of residential schools
aimed at youngsters between the ages of 13 and 19.
I watched the CBC Newsworld live announcement May 30 regarding settlements to former students of Canada's Indian residential schools
and I am hurt and saddened but not surprised.
So this last month or so, I've been thinking very heavily on principle with the residential schools
with regards to culture and languages.
the establishment by the Church of a separate corporation for a Settlement Fund to pay compensation to survivors of sexual and physical abuse and the delivery of 100 percent of compensation to former students of Anglican residential schools
with validated claims.