Government of Newfoundland and Labrador apologizes to relocateesAuthor: Danny Williams
Source: Government of Newfoundland and Labrador website (Link)
Date: 22 January 2005
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|Donor: Newfoundland (Canada)||Event Date: ca. 1956-1959|
|Recipient: Inuit (Labrador - Canada)||Reparation Date: 22 January 2005|
Between 1956 and 1959, the Newfoundland government, pursuing its policy of centralisation of Aboriginal Canadians, forcibly closed the Inuit communities of Nutak and Hebron; inhabitants were split up and relocated to communities throughout the province.
This is the text of Newfoundland's Premier Danny Williams' apology to the Inuit of Nutak and Hebron.