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.
Justice Murray Sinclair, who heads the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, says the federal government stopped recording the deaths around 1920.
Reconciliation is to come together, understand each other, and move forward with a new and better relationship. It may start with ringing a bell or planting a garden, but there is a long road to walk ahead.
WINNIPEG - The vast majority of claims filed by Indian residential school survivors seeking extra compensation for medical injuries are for hearing loss, respiratory illnesses and broken bones.The Ind...
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 abuse at Indian residential schools, a pile of new...
EDMONTON - Alberta students are to be taught about the horrors and the painful legacy of Indian residential schools.The province has announced that all kindergarten to Grade 12 curriculum will include...
Canadians have learned a good deal about the Indian Residential School System, and much of what is not today known may never be known, precisely because the records are gone. What we do however have is the ample and rich experiences of living aboriginal people, and it is on these experiences and these voices that most of my own work has been based.
The story of Rhymes for Young Ghouls is well-told, well-paced and nicely poised between moments of tension and tenderness. The frames are well-lit and well composed and the music -- a good portion of which is old-school Delta blues -- perfectly complements the rawness of the film's visual character.
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.
TORONTO - The Canadian government cannot be allowed to renege on a legal deal with its aboriginal people simply because sticking to the terms would cost too much, an Ontario court heard Thursday.At is...
WHITEHORSE - Malcolm Dawson remembers August as a time of dread, a time when the soap couldn't wash the colour off his skin before he had to return to the Whitehorse Baptist Mission school.``It was so...
Seven-year-old Ruby wanted to do a class presentation about Indian residential schools, but was informed by her teacher the topic was inappropriate. Ruby's parents sat with their daughter and talked about what happened. Ruby usually loved school, but she started saying that she didn't want to go back.
PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. - One of the commissioners hearing the stories of residential school survivors says the information will be preserved to ensure it is never forgotten.Marie Wilson says part of the...