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Aboriginal Peoples’ Stories Remain Unheard – Dominion Paper

by NationTalk on May 10, 2012193 Views

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

Note: This article may be triggering or distressful. To access the Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line, dial toll-free 1-866-925-4419.

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.

Read more: http://www.dominionpaper.ca/articles/4462

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