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U of S, National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation sign partnership

SASKATOON – Another step has been taken to ensure the voices of survivors are heard throughout Canada. On Tuesday, the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) joined eight other post-secondary institutions in partnering with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. 197 more words

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What happened to Jim? Experiments on Canada’s indigenous populations

Jim White has six scars – three on each shoulder – left over from his time at a residential school in the early 1950s.

He’s not sure what they are, though he remembers how he got them. 1,811 more words

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February 6th

Today I’m grateful to take pay in this experience. Going home star is a show by the royal Winnipeg ballet in Toronto for two nights about the residential school experience and truth and reconciliation. 11 more words

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I am John A. Macdonald

I am John A. Macdonald. He is known as one of the fathers of confederation in 1867, the first prime minister of Canada, and the primary political motivator behind the completion of the transcontinental railway in 1885. 532 more words

'Mea Maxima Culpa: The Ruse of Political Apologies'

“It all seems a little bizarre, and a reversal of normal morality, which is…that ‘those who do harm must pay’.

“Instead, we, who did no harm, must apologize publicly for something over which we had no control, and politicians — who stand to gain by appearing morally upright — are extracting money from millions of citizens who were not even alive at the time, using it to pay off descendants who have suffered no harm, and whose only connection to the deemed sins of the past is their blood.”  736 more words

Aboriginal Industry

'Mea Maxima Culpa: The Ruse of Political Apologies'

“It all seems a little bizarre, and a reversal of normal morality, which is…that ‘those who do harm must pay’.

“Instead, we, who did no harm, must apologize publicly for something over which we had no control, and politicians — who stand to gain by appearing morally upright — are extracting money from millions of citizens who were not even alive at the time, using it to pay off descendants who have suffered no harm, and whose only connection to the deemed sins of the past is their blood.”  744 more words

Aboriginal Industry

Lawsuit over N.L. residential schools paused as Ottawa seeks settlement

JOHN’S, N.L. – The federal government is attempting to settle a lawsuit from more than 1,200 Metis, Inuit and Innu plaintiffs seeking an apology and damages for abuse and cultural losses at residential schools in Newfoundland and Labrador. 138 more words

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