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Teachers lack confidence to talk about residential schools: Alberta study

A study suggests that while teachers may want to instruct about residential schools and include Indigenous culture in their classrooms, they don’t feel confident enough and are nervous about saying the wrong thing. 538 more words


Residential school system contributed to current First Nations diabetes epidemic: study

In a photo from the 1960s, Jennifer No Runner poses with eight of her relatives. The cousins and siblings stand in front of a school bus near Standoff on the Blood Reserve in Southern Alberta. 461 more words


New study shows link between hunger in residential schools and long term health issues

Conrad Weenie was diagnosed with diabetes in 1997. Now 53 years old, he has lost a leg due to complications and is close to losing another. 561 more words

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Trudeau to apologize for N.L. residential schools: ‘It's the right thing to do’

By Sue Bailey

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will apologize to former students of residential schools in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Prime Minister’s Office confirmed Thursday that Trudeau will apologize in Labrador. 518 more words


A decade after payouts began, residential school survivors still await settlements

After a decade, and more than $3 billion paid out to survivors, it could still take several more years before the process to compensate students who suffered the worst abuses at residential schools is finally wrapped up. 808 more words


Indigenous History in Canada

We were lucky in our program to have a course specifically dedicated to Indigenous Education. It’s important for educators to introduce students to First Nations, Inuit and Metis cultures in Canada and the lasting impact of colonization. 123 more words