Government of Canada apologizes to Peepeekisis Cree Nation – CTV

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 2022167 Views

Aug. 3, 2022

The Government of Canada offered a national apology to Peepeekisis Cree Nation for its role in the File Hills Colony Scheme.

Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous-Crown Relations, spoke at an event in the community on Wednesday morning to acknowledge the wrongs of the past.

He said the government hopes the apology can help the healing process within the community.

Peepeekisis Cree Nation was home to the File Hills Colony between 1897 and 1954. Participants in the colony were selected for the experiment after graduating from residential schools and industrial schools.

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