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Canada lends an ear to First Nations inmates – 650 CKOM News

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by NationTalk on November 8, 2012947 Views

It was a stain on Canadian History until 1996 and only recently has it been recognized as such.

The Canadian Indian Residential Schools run by the Catholic and Anglican Churches of Canada were used to separate young First Nations children in rural areas from their families and their heritage and force feed them lessons about Christianity.

Recently many First Nations people who were forced to attend these schools came forward and admitted to being sexually assaulted by both staff and other students.

In an attempt to bring solace to the minds of these people the Government of Canada created the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada to reach out and let them have their stories heard and recorded as public historical documents.

Read more: http://www.newstalk650.com/story/canada-lends-ear-first-nations-inmates/82804

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