Residential Schools Canada

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 | 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 06.22.2015 | 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...