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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


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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In post-election Canada optimism and hope abound. Nations, communities, and peoples previously unacknowledged by Canada are entering a new era of reconciliation, negotiation, and relationship building. 101 more words

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break out the crayons at the trc


It was the Planting Moon, Gitige Giizis, and the seeds of reconciliation were being planted in the minds and hearts of many. It was as if a giant was nearing its death but like all death comes rebirth. 1,495 more words


Q and A: How a group of Edmonton residents are tackling racism one conversation at a time

Miranda Jimmy figured she could get angry or do something herself when she learned nothing was planned last year to mark the one year anniversary of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings in Edmonton. 926 more words

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Truth and Reconciliation

The final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission was released today.

The Commission, chaired by Justice Murray Sinclair, has recorded the accounts of 6,000 residential school survivors across the country, with the goal of sharing their stories in order to promote understanding and work towards reconciliation. 388 more words

Truth, Reconciliation, and Reading: How to read the TRC and what to read next

For my international readers, and Canadians who’ve been under a rock for the past couple of years:

The TRC is a component of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement.

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