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Filed Under: Canada | Opinion
Elizabeth Hawksworth: Being patriotic and being Native in Canada (07/02)
Natives often have issues with patriotism because so much of Canada was built on colonialism and on fear, trickery, and massacre.

Filed Under: Education | Health | National
Mary Annette Pember: Boarding schools leave impact in US too (06/23)
Many more Native children were harmed in the U.S. than in Canada by boarding schools.

Filed Under: Canada | Education | Opinion
Elizabeth Hawksworth: Church owes apology to Native people (06/23)
I stand up now for the thousands of my brothers and sisters who were killed in the Canadian residential school genocide.

Filed Under: Canada | Opinion
Mark Trahant: National Aboriginal Day stirs new hope in Canada (06/23)
For nearly two decades, Canadians have celebrated June 21 as a national holiday to honor the Inuit, First Nations and Metis people.

Filed Under: Canada | Education | Opinion
Thomas King: No justice for Native people with residential schools (06/11)
I believe in justice. I can’t say I’ve seen that much of it in my lifetime, but I like the concept.

Filed Under: Canada | Education | Opinion
Pamela Palmater: Genocide was outcome of residential schools (06/09)
In Canada’s residential schools, many Indigenous children were beaten, tortured, raped, medically experimented on, and killed.

Filed Under: Canada | Education
Mary Annette Pember: Healing from residential schools in Canada (06/09)
One of the first actions of Indian residential school administrators was to cut the children’s long hair, a terrible indignity for First Nations people that came to symbolize a cut with their cultures and families.

Filed Under: Canada | Education | Opinion
Opinion: U.S. and Canada hope Native people forget about genocide (06/08)
We will never be able to reverse our wrongs. The only hope is that we forget, that they forget.

Filed Under: Canada | Education | National
Mary Annette Pember: 'Cultural genocide' at residential schools (06/03)
It was a long time coming, but the words that residential school survivors and their loved ones had long awaited were finally spoken.

Filed Under: Canada | Education | Opinion
Michael Champagne: We are all victims of residential school era (06/02)
All Canadians are victims of Indian residential schools — whether you attended one of the schools, whether you're an inter-generationally affected relative, a parent left behind or a non-aboriginal person in Canada who was fed a false history.

Filed Under: Canada | Education | National
Mary Annette Pember: Finding truth and reconciliation in Canada (06/02)
More than 7,000 walkers thronged through the streets of Ottawa on May 31 in a show of reconciliation and unity as the five-year investigation into the residential school era of Canada began coming to a close.

Filed Under: Canada | Education | Law
Court orders more time for abuse at Native residential school (05/05)
A dormitory supervisor who was sentenced to three years for abusing Native boys will have to serve eight years instead.

Filed Under: Canada | Education
Native students subjected to experiments at residential school (01/12)
A researcher who came across the study said the children were exploited.

Filed Under: Canada | Education | Law
Judge orders destruction of residential school survivor records (08/08)
Records will be destroyed after 15 years but survivors will be able to determine if they want their stories sent to a national archive.

Filed Under: Canada | Opinion
Opinion: A troubling relationship with Native people in Canada (07/25)
Jake Flanigan of The New York Times explores Canada's treatment of Native people.

Filed Under: Canada | Education | Law
Judge hears dispute over fate of residential school documents (07/17)
Residential school survivors submitted information about abuse they suffered.

Filed Under: Canada | Education
Court to hear dispute over residential school documents in July (06/19)
Survivors submitted testimony and documents regarding abuse they suffered.

Filed Under: Canada | Education
Residential school survivors want testimony kept confidential (05/15)
Stories of abuse could be made public by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Filed Under: Canada | Opinion
Murray Sinclair: Effects of residential school era will linger (04/22)
Murray Sinclair, the chairman of the Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission, says the effects of the residential school era won't go away overnight.

Filed Under: Canada | Education | Opinion
Shawn Atleo: First Nations must turn page on residential schools (04/03)
Shawn Atleo, the chief of the Assembly of First Nations, discusses what should happen now that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada has wrapped up its hearings.

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