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Truth and Reconciliation: Not an aboriginal problem, a Canadian one

After 6 yrs, $60 million, 6000 testimonies from Residential school survivors, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission releases its report today... How should the Canadian public participate in reconciliation?

The movie, We Were Children (Canadian residential school system) ... In this feature film, the profound impact of the Canadian government’s residential school system is conveyed through the eyes of 2 children who were forced to face hardships beyond their years. We Were Children gives voice to a national tragedy and demonstrates the incredible resilience of the human spirit.

Sugar Falls: A Residential School Story - David Alexander Robertson & Scott B. Henderson A school assignment to interview a residential school survivor leads Daniel to Betsy, his friend's grandmother, who tells him her story. Abandoned as a young child, Betsy was soon adopted into a loving family. A few short years later, at the age of 8, everything changed. Betsy was taken away to a residential school.

**Canadian History and the Indian Residential School System Published on Jul 17, 2014 20 minute history of Canada and the Indian Residential School system. To provide historical context and intended as a prequel to the video Murray Sinclair Truth and Reconciliation. Developed for School District 27 Grade 5/10 History curriculum.

American Indians were forced into boarding schools, taken away from their families and cultures, forcing assimilation and hardships upon these youth.

A National Crime: The Canadian Government and the Residential School System

A National Crime: The Canadian Government and the Residential School System 1879-1986. Most people don't know that residential schools lasted until 1996!!!

this is probably one of the most depressingly heart-wrenching photos. Native American children taken from their familis and put into school to assimilate them into white society. The slogan for this governmental campaign '"kill the Indian to save the man". no official apology has ever been issued. Never forgotten.