Truth and Reconciliation Commission
He is the former chief commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Krista MacInnis says she was reduced to tears when her daughter asked for help on the assignment.
If passed, the holiday would coincide with Orange Shirt Day.
"We will start from a place of partnership — the place we started all those centuries ago and unfortunately lost our way from."
He met with the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations.
"The shame of those who abused children in their institutions in the past is now theirs to wear."
The senator told Indigenous people to become Canadian citizens, which they already are.
The world will turn to Canada as the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination reviews its record on combating racial discrimination.
"We feel that this is going to be a healing process for many of us.''
The statistics are horrendous and unacceptable. Less than 40 per cent of indigenous students who start grade one will graduate from high school. Compare that to the national rate of 87 per cent. The gap in university graduation is even greater. The economic advantages of "closing the gap" far outweigh the costs.