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Indigenous Studies

Truth & Reconciliation Commission

Compiled by Molly Burke

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission was implemented in 2007 and ended in 2015. It provided the opportunity for those who were impacted by Indian residential schools to share their stories. The Canadian government provided $72 million dollars to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission for their work, which included educating Canadian citizens, creating and preserving a historical record of the residential schools system and providing resources and help for residential school survivors and those who were directly or indirectly impacted. The Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement was the largest class action settlement agreement in Canadian history.

 

Videos

CBC. (2017) Namwayut: We are all one. Truth and Reconciliation in Canada. Youtube.ca

CBC News The National. (2015) Truth and Reconciliation Commission Final Report. Youtube.ca

 

References & Websites

Government of Canada. (2020) Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. GovernmentofCanada.ca https://www.rcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca/eng/1450124405592/1529106060525