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Church officials apologize to residential school victims (details)
Church officials from the Roman Catholic, United, Presbyterian and Anglican churches have apologized for their role in the residential school system; the leaders made the apology in Saskatoon at a assembly of approximately 400 Aboriginal victims.

Donor: Church OfficialsEvent Date: ca. 1857-1996
Recipient: Aboriginal CanadiansReparation Date: 10 March 2008

Keywords: Canada Canadian Indian Native Aboriginal Canadians Aboriginal Aborigine Aborigines church churches Roman Catholic Catholic Christianity United Presbyterian Anglican Residential schools Residential schools education Remembering the Children First Nations c
Author: CBC Staff
Source: CBC News
Document Type: Press
 
Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (details)
The government of Canada has created The Truth and Reconciliation Commission that will explore the past treatment of Aboriginal people, specifically forced-assimilation of Aboriginal children; Justice Harry LaForme has been appointed as chairperson for the commission which will begin work on 1 June 2008; two other members are expected to be appointed to the commission.

Donor: CanadaEvent Date: ca. 1857-1996
Recipient: Aboriginal CanadiansReparation Date: 29 April 2008

Keywords: Canada Canadian Indian Native Aboriginal Canadians Aboriginal Aborigine Aborigines Residential schools Residential schools education Remembering the Children First Nations community First Nations Harry LaForme LaForme commission Truth and Reconciliation C
Author: International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ)
Source: internationalpeaceandconflict.org
Document Type: Press
 
Native Abuse Victims to Get $2B (details)
The Canadian government has announced a compensation package of $2 billion for Aborigines who were abused in the residential school program.  Approximately 80,000 survivors will be eligible to receive a $10,000 lump sum payment, plus $3,000 for every year they spent in a residential institution.

Donor: CanadaEvent Date: ca. 1857-1996
Recipient: Native CanadiansReparation Date: 23 November 2005

Keywords: Canada Canadian Indian Aboriginal Aborigine Aborigines Native Natives Protestant Church Christianity Residential school education Gordon School residential schools residential school
Author: Sean Gordon
Source: Toronto Star
Document Type: Press
 
Pope's Comments on Residential Schools Get Mixed Reception in North (details)
This article discusses the various responses and reactions of Aboriginal Canadians to Pope Benedict XVI's recent apology for the abuse suffered by children at Canadian residential schools.

Donor: Pope Benedict XVI,The VaticanEvent Date: ca. 1857-1996
Recipient: Aboriginal Canadians,Victims of Residential SchoolsReparation Date: April 29, 2009

Keywords: Canada Canadian Indian Native Aboriginal Canadians Aboriginal Aborigine Aborigines indigenous children church churches Roman Catholic Catholic residential schools residential schools education First Nations Pope Pope Benedict Benedict abuse physical abuse
Author: CBC News Staff
Source: CBC News
Document Type: Press
 
Pope apologizes for abuse (details)
Pope Benedict XVI apologized for the mistreatment suffered by aboriginal children who attended church-run residential schools in Canada.  Pope Benedict's apology marks the first time the Roman Catholic Church as a whole apologized for the abuse and mistreatment of aboriginal children by affiliates of the Catholic Church.

Donor: Pope Benedict XVI,The VaticanEvent Date: ca. 1857-1996
Recipient: Aboriginal Canadians,Victims of Residential SchoolsReparation Date: April 29, 2009

Keywords: Canada Canadian Indian Native Aboriginal Canadians Aboriginal Aborigine Aborigines indigenous children church churches Roman Catholic Catholic residential schools residential schools education First Nations Pope Pope Benedict Benedict abuse physical abuse
Author: CTV News Staff
Source: CTV News
Document Type: Press
 
Ceremony Marks 1st Anniversary of Residential School Apology (details)
June 11, 2009 marked the one-year anniversary of the apology made by Canada's federal government to victims of residential schools.  The anniversary was marked by a ceremony in Ottawa and others across the country. It also served as a re-launch of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Donor: Stephen Harper,Canadian Prime MinisterEvent Date: ca. 1860-1996
Recipient: Aboriginal Canadians,Victims of Residential SchoolsReparation Date: 11 June 2008

Keywords: Stephen Harper Harper apology residential schools school residential aboriginal aborigines natives Canadians Canada abuse anniversary Mary Simon Simon Inuit Tapirit Kanatami Inuit children assimilation Indian students
Author: CBC News Staff
Source: CBC News
Document Type: Press
 
PM cites "sad chapter" in apology for residential schools (details)
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper apologized to the former residents of "Indian residential schools", calling the treatment of students in these schools a "sad chapter in our history."  He acknowledged that the policy of assimilation which had prompted the founding of the schools was wrong, and had caused great harm to aboriginal language, culture and heritage

Donor: CanadaEvent Date: ca. 1860-1996
Recipient: Aboriginal Canadians (Students of Residential Schools)Reparation Date: June 11, 2008

Keywords: Harper Canada residential schools apology aboriginal
Author: Staff
Source: CBC.ca
Document Type: Press
 
Revived residential school commission to look into Inuit concerns (details)
The Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission has announced the appointment of the Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair as Chairperson and Marie Wilson and Chief Wilton Littlechild as Commissioners.  Marie Wilson is particularly dedicated to Inuit concerns; however, some critics argue that the Inuit do not have adequate representation on the Commission.

Donor: Truth and Reconciliation Commission (Canada)Event Date: ca. 1860-1996
Recipient: Aboriginal Canadians,Victims of Residential SchoolsReparation Date: June 2009

Keywords: residential schools school residential aboriginal aborigines natives Canadians Canada abuse children assimilation Indian students Truth and Reconciliation Commission truth reconciliation commission chairman Justice Murray Sinclair Sinclair Marie Wilson Wi
Author: CBC News Staff
Source: CBC News
Document Type: Press
 
Harper apologizes for residential school abuse (details)
On behalf of the Liberal Party of Canada, which formed the Government of Canada for over seventy years during the Twentieth Century, Liberal leader Stephane Dion apologised for the role played by the Liberal Party in perpetuating the Residential School system.  He referred to the Residential School System as one of the "darkest chapters" in Canadian history.

Donor: Liberal Party of Canada (Stephane Dion - Leader)Event Date: ca. 1860-1996
Recipient: Former Inmates of Residential Schools (Aboriginal Canadians)Reparation Date: June 11, 2008

Keywords: Aboriginal Canadians residential schools abuse apology Stephane Dion Canada
Author: Staff
Source: CTV.ca
Document Type: Press
 
PM cites "sad chapter" in apology for residential schools (details)
On behalf of the New Democratic Party of Canada, leader Jack Layton apologised for the role played by the Government of Canada in perpetuating the Residential School system.  He denounced the Residential School System as "racist" and as one of the "most shameful eras in our [Canadian] history."

Donor: New Democratic Party of Canada (Jack Layton)Event Date: ca. 1860-1996
Recipient: Former Inmates of Residential Schools (Aboriginal Canadians)Reparation Date: June 11, 2008

Keywords: Aboriginal Canadians residential schools abuse apology Jack Layton Canada
Author: Staff
Source: CBC.ca
Document Type: Press
 
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