Residential Schools Canada

Judge Rules On Future Of Residential School Documents

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.07.2014 | 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 07.27.2014 | 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 07.15.2014 | 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...

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 document...

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...

Residential School Survivors' Stories Are the Key to Reconciliation

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Approximately 150,000 aboriginal children were taken from their families and placed in Canada's residential school system from the late 1800s until the last one closed in 1996. At least 3,000 children -- possibly many more -- never got out of those schools alive. Telling their stories to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission helps survivors begin to heal.

Honour the Apology: Fasting for My Father, a Residential School Survivor

Wab Kinew | Posted 09.24.2013 | Canada Politics
Wab Kinew

I was at my childhood home on the reserve when I heard the news -- my father and uncles were likely part of one of these "nutritional experiments," and one with clearly adverse side-effects at that. I felt as though a little piece of history reached out and punched me in the gut. Some friends and I have put out a call to Canadians to shed some of this negativity by uniting across cultural and religious lines. We are calling our gatherings (to be held today at noon) "Honour The Apology." To be clear, the Residential School era is not just "Native history." It is Canadian history. It is OUR history.

"This Is the Face of a Homegrown, Attempted Genocide"

Leanne Simpson | Posted 09.23.2013 | Canada Politics
Leanne Simpson

Aboriginal children are the face of a homegrown, attempted genocide. And tehy are still starving -- many living in poverty without the basic necessities of life, because land and resources continue to be stolen from their territories, with just as many starving for meaning, their culture, their language and their land. The children of those that survived the nutritional experiments, torture, sexual, emotional, and physical abuse, and the assimilative and genocidal policies of Canada still live with the consequences and the trauma. Every day. There are more Native children in the child welfare system than were in the residential school system at its height because of the cycles of violence and trauma they inflicted on our families.

B.C. Residential School Survivor Shares Starvation Story

CBC | Posted 09.16.2013 | Canada British Columbia

As a 10-year-old boy, Alvin Dixon remembers having to milk cows during his stay at a residential school in Port Alberni, B.C. Yet, he was always fed...

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...

Harper's Top Seven Successes in Seven Years

Rachel Décoste | Posted 03.27.2013 | Canada Politics
Rachel Décoste

This week marks seven years since Stephen Harper was first elected Prime Minister of Canada. The Harper Administration has been described as a dark cloud, but it does boast a silver lining. A thin one. Perhaps the Prime Minister should reassess his criteria and/or consider these seven success stories as feathers in his conservative cap.

Former Students At Residential Schools To Tell Their Stories

CBC | Posted 03.24.2013 | Canada Impact

The commission examining the treatment of aboriginal children in residential schools in the early 1900s is holding its first meetings in Quebec. ...

Truth Commission Fights Feds Over Documents In Court

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.18.2013 | Canada Impact

TORONTO - The Canadian government cannot be allowed to renege on a legal deal with its aboriginal people simply because sticking to the terms would co...

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...