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Residential Schools Settlement Update for January 2, 2014

by mmnationtalk on January 3, 2014626 Views

January 2, 2014

Alberta National Event
March 27-30, 2014

Edmonton, Shaw Conference Centre

All TRC events will be held at the Shaw Conference Centre, 9797 Jasper Avenue, from March 27 to 30, 2014.

For 116 years, thousands of Aboriginal children in Alberta were sent to Indian Residential Schools funded by the federal government and run by the churches. They were taken from their families and communities in order to be stripped of language, cultural identity and traditions. Canada’s attempt to wipe out Aboriginal cultures failed. But it left an urgent need for reconciliation between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples.

There were more Indian Residential Schools in Alberta than in any other province.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) is holding its Alberta National Event in Edmonton from March 27 to 30, 2014. Come and share your truth about the schools and their legacy. Witness and celebrate the resilience of Aboriginal cultures!

  • Statement Gathering
  • Traditional Ceremonies
  • Survivor Gatherings
  • Education Day
  • Witnessing Survivor Statements
  • Cultural Performances
  • Films, and more

Be a part of the National Journey for Healing and Reconciliation!

All gatherings are open to the public. Admission is free.

*Each TRC National Event is dedicated to one of the Seven Sacred Teachings – love, respect, courage, honesty, wisdom, humility and truth.

The Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat has posted updated statistics including details such as the amount of claims received and total compensation distributed from September 19, 2007 to November 30, 2013:

Total number of claims received:

37,906

Total number of claims resolved:

24,774

Total number of claims in progress:                   

13,132

Total number of hearings held:

19,430

Total Compensation:

N/A

The update can be viewed at www.iap-pei.ca.

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