Residential Schools Canada

Residential School Survivors Help Demolish Their House Of Pain

The Huffington Post Canada | Mohamed Omar | Posted 09.12.2016 | Canada Politics

Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett was there, too.

Gord Downie's New Project Honours First Nations Boy

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.09.2016 | Canada Impact

"Secret Path'' tells the harrowing story of 12-year-old Chanie Wenjack.

Indigenous Parents More Wary, Distrustful Of Education System: Study

CP | Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.17.2016 | Canada

Another legacy of Canada's residential school system.

The Vision And Legacy Of Murray Sinclair

Bernie Farber | Posted 05.24.2016 | Canada Politics
Bernie Farber

Justice Murray Sinclair was tapped for the role of TRC Chief Commissioner when the first Commission came to a sudden end with the resignation of its first Chair Justice Harry LaForme and the two other co-Commissioners. It was up to Senator Sinclair to repair the process and move it forward which he did with a sense of both urgency and grace.

Residential Schools Aren't In Our Deep Past. Tanya Tagaq Has Proof

The Huffington Post Canada | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 05.12.2016 | Canada Politics

"Not only did the last school [not] close down until 1996, but the damage inflicted poisoned our stream of thought for generations to come."

Lawyers Seek $50M In N.L. Residential School Case

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.10.2016 | Canada Politics

Abuse compensation payments could be up to $200,000 each.

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.

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.

Deaths Of First Nations Teens Echo Residential Schools: Chief

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.10.2016 | Canada

The inquest resumes Monday.

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.

Joshua Ostroff

Cree Storyteller Has Surprisingly Positive Take On Residential Schools

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 12.15.2015 | Canada Living

"There are many very successful people today that went to those schools and have brilliant careers and are very functional people, very happy people like myself."

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."

Will A 'Rich Trove' Of Residential School Records Be Destroyed?

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.26.2015 | Canada

The question of what to do with the records of deeply personal testimony from thousands of survivors of Indian residential schools lands on the doorstep of Ontario's top court Tuesday.

Notley Apologizes For Alberta's Residential School Legacy

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.22.2016 | Canada Alberta

"We want the First Nation, Metis and Inuit people of Alberta to know that we deeply regret the profound harm and damage..."

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

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.17.2016 | 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 06.07.2016 | 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...

Truth And Reconciliation Commission Had Crowd In Tears

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.02.2016 | Canada Politics

The children of residential schools became unable to answer simple questions: "Where do I come from? Where am I going? Why am I here? And who am I?"

HIGHLIGHTS: Truth And Reconciliation Report

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.02.2016 | Canada Politics

The report urges the solicitation from Pope Francis of an apology for the role played by the Roman Catholic Church.

Odds Of A Kid Dying In Residential School About Same As Soldier In WW2

CBC | Daniel Schwartz, CBC News | Posted 06.01.2016 | Canada Politics

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Canada's Indian residential schools issues its summary report this morning, and TRC chair Justice Murray Si...

Residential School System Was 'Cultural Genocide': TRC

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.01.2016 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A moment of shared emotional catharsis bound survivors of Canada's residential schools Tuesday as their collective ordeal was officially bran...

5 Things To Know About Truth And Reconciliation Commission

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.01.2016 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Truth and Reconciliation Commons examining Canada's now-defunct residential school system is scheduled to release its final report Tuesda...

Time To Confront Ugly Truth Of Residential Schools: Justice Sinclair

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.01.2016 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The time for frank apologies for Canada's treatment of its first peoples is over and must make way for a change in behaviour, the chairman of...

'We Don't Need To Heal. We Need To Rebuild'

CP | Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.28.2016 | Canada

Mike Cachagee was just four-and-a-half when he was taken from his home and sent to a residential school in northern Ontario.For the next 12 years, he ...

All Students Must Learn Truth Of Residential Schools: Commissioner

CP | CKOM, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.05.2015 | Canada Politics

SASKATOON - A commissioner on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission wants mandatory education about residential schools for students across Canada.M...