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Aboriginal Peoples’ Stories Remain Unheard – Dominion Paper
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Aboriginal Peoples’ Stories Remain Unheard
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has travelled across the nation, but few have paid attention
MAY 9, 2012
by SANDRA CUFFE
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VANCOUVER—The national Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential Schools, which started over two years ago, has been largely ignored by the Canadian public, despite the participation of thousands of residential school survivors and countless others, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous.
In fact, the first and only history lesson many Canadians ever received about residential schools was through the Prime Minister of Canada’s “Statement of Apology to Former Students of Indian Residential Schools,” issued in June 2008 and broadcast from coast to coast.