Truth and Reconciliation Commission Urges Canada to Confront "Cultural Genocide" of Residential Schools
"Canada needs to move from 'apology to action' if reconciliation with
Aboriginal Peoples is to succeed, the Truth and Reconciliation
Commission says in its landmark report, which includes 94
recommendations for change in policies, programs and the 'way we talk
to, and about, each other.'
The summary of the final report, released today after years of
hearings and testimony from thousands of residential school survivors
and many others, makes many bold and potentially costly recommendations —
not just to the different levels of government, but to schools,
societies, churches and aboriginal governments.
The recommendations include the creation of a National Centre and
Council for Truth and Reconciliation and the drafting of new and revised
legislation for education, child welfare and aboriginal languages."
View the Report
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