Canada Residential Schools

Residential School Stories Must Be Destroyed After 15 Years: Court

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.04.2016 | Canada Politics

Survivors have the right to see their stories archived if they wish.

Ontario University Program Hopes To Increase Aboriginal Teachers

CP | Liam Casey, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.20.2016 | Canada

Trent University will offer an indigenous bachelor of education degree program.

1 In 5 Aboriginal People Have Suicidal Thoughts At Some Point: StatCan

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.19.2016 | Canada

Previous studies have suggested suicide and self-inflicted injuries are among the leading causes of death for among First Nations, Metis and Inuit.

How A N.W.T. Village Rejected Residential Schools, Built Its Own

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.23.2015 | Canada

As Canadians grapple with the legacy of residential schools, Jean Marie River is trying to commemorate the fact it doesn't have to.

Truth And Reconciliation Commission To Release Final Report

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.14.2015 | Canada Politics

The Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement was reached after former residential school survivors took the federal government and churches to court.

Oldest Known Residential School Survivor Dies At 111

CBC | CBC News | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada Politics

Marguerite Kioke Wabano was among the residential school survivors invited into the House of Commons for Prime Minister Stephen Harper's formal apology in 2008.

Residential Schools Archive Will Try To Balance Survivor Concerns With Education

CP | Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.02.2015 | Canada Politics

Commissioner Marie Wilson said the centre's goal is to further reconciliation — something that "can't happen in sealed vaults."

B.C. Students Will Finally Learn Their Province's Racist History

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"There are many things that have happened in the province of British Columbia people are not aware of."

Mulcair: Harper Should Seek Papal Apology For Residential School Abuse

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.08.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper is being urged to take advantage of an audience with Pope Francis this week to seek a formal apology for the ro...

Residential School Deaths Need More Study: Commission

CP | Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.31.2015 | Canada Politics

Justice Murray Sinclair, who heads the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, says the federal government stopped recording the deaths around 1920.

Judge Rules On Future Of Residential School Documents

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.07.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Sensitive testimony from survivors of Canada's notorious residential school system should be kept for 15 years then destroyed, an Ontario co...

Huge Number Of Survivors Report Broken Bones, Breathing Problems, Hearing Loss

CP | Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.26.2014 | Canada

WINNIPEG - The vast majority of claims filed by Indian residential school survivors seeking extra compensation for medical injuries are for hearing lo...

UN: On Indigenous Rights, Canada Still Has A Long Way To Go

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.12.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A United Nations rapporteur is at a loss to explain how a prosperous and sophisticated country like Canada has come to have on its hands a Fi...

Children To Learn Horrors Of Indian Residential Schools

CP | John Cotter, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.27.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta students are to be taught about the horrors and the painful legacy of Indian residential schools.The province has announced that al...

School Survivor Turns To Ottawa For Justice

CBC | Posted 02.16.2014 | Canada

Former students of St. Anne's Residential School in Fort Albany, Ont., say their dispute with the federal government over disclosure of documents sho...

Residential Schools Day Students Seek Redress

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - Students who attended native residential schools in B.C., but did not live in residence, are seeking redress for their experiences.La...

Boats Fill Harbour For Start Of Reconciliation Week

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.17.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Hundreds of people in First Nations canoes, dragon boats, kayaks and other vessels have paddled down Vancouver's False Creek to mark the s...

AFN Unanimously Condemns Experiments On Native Children

CBC | Posted 09.17.2013 | Canada Politics

The Assembly of First Nations has unanimously passed an emergency resolution condemning nutritional experiments done on aboriginal people including ch...

Ex-PM: 'Cultural Genocide'

CBC | Posted 06.26.2013 | Canada

Residential schools engaged in "cultural genocide," former prime minister Paul Martin said Friday at the hearings of the federal Truth And Reconciliat...

At Least 3,000 Died During Residential School Attendance: Research

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.20.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - At least 3,000 children, including four under the age of 10 found huddled together in frozen embrace, are now known to have died during atte...

Feds Sued Over School Abuse

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.01.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Years of mounting frustration over access to government records has prompted the commission of inquiry into Canada's residential school syst...

120 'Missing Children' Deaths Tied To Residential Schools

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.31.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - An intensive review of Ontario records has so far turned up more than 100 possible cases of previously unidentified child and youth deaths l...

Never Forget

CP | Posted 04.01.2012 | Canada Politics

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. - One of the commissioners hearing the stories of residential school survivors says the information will be preserved to ensure i...