Residential Schools Canada

Notley Apologizes For Alberta's Residential School Legacy

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.22.2015 | 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 06.17.2015 | 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...

Truth And Reconciliation Commission Had Crowd In Tears

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.02.2015 | 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 06.02.2015 | 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 06.02.2015 | 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 06.02.2015 | 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 06.01.2015 | 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 06.02.2015 | 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 05.29.2015 | 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...

Residential Schools Suit Moves To Mediation

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.28.2015 | Canada Politics

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Lawyers who filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of former students of residential schools in Newfoundland and Labrador say they ...

This Yukon Man Has Lived In Canada For 60 Years

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.16.2015 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - Donovan McGlaughlin admits his story is hard to believe, but he wants Canadians to keep an open mind as he explains why he may have to app...

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...

Preserve Evidence Of Residential School Abuse, Judge Urged

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.14.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The sensitive testimony of survivors of Canada's notorious residential school system should be sealed for decades rather than destroyed, bec...

Evidence Of Residential School Abuse Could Be Destroyed

CP | Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada Politics

WINNIPEG - The head of Canada's national archive dedicated to Indian residential schools says the voices of 40,000 survivors would be silenced if a ju...

'Why Can't We Just Get the Money?'

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.17.2014 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - Carla Robinson's mother was sexually abused as a child attending two Indian residential schools in British Columbia, but her father dodged...

Huge Pile Of Docs To Help Shed Light On Residential School Abuses

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.22.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - After wrapping up nearly four years of public hearings, and with the clock ticking on a final report into the legacy of physical and sexual a...

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...

How Hockey Offered Salvation At Indian Residential Schools

CBC | Posted 05.26.2014 | Canada Alberta

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission into Indian residential schools has travelled the country for five years now, collecting first-hand evidence ...

Aboriginals Adopted Into White Families Seek Formal Apology

CP | Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.24.2014 | Canada Politics

WINNIPEG - Some aboriginal people who were adopted into white families during the so-called Sixties Scoop say it's their turn for reconciliation and a...

"We Were Just Children Undergoing Torture...Nothing Has Changed"

Charlie Angus | Posted 05.07.2014 | Canada Politics
Charlie Angus

Imagine what would happen if the Crown suppressed thousands of pages of police evidence from an important trial? It wouldn't take a legal expert to tell you there would be an immediate mistrial -- especially if the Crown also prepared a false evidence sheet that mislead the judges. And yet, this was done to the survivors of St. Anne's Residential School.

Catholic Bishops Apologize For Residential Schools

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.26.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Catholic bishops in Alberta and the Northwest Territories have apologized for abuse that aboriginal children suffered in residential school...

Ottawa To Turn Over Police Records To Residential School Survivors

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.17.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The federal government agreed Wednesday to turn over thousands of police documents that survivors of a notorious aboriginal residential schoo...