Residential Schools

Residential School Survivor's Case Could Result in Damages for Intergenerational Harms

June 20, 2017

Del Riley, residential school survivor and former national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, refused to participate in the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (IRSSA).

Lawyer Files Claim to Allow Residential School Survivors More Time to Apply for Compensation

June 21, 2017

Even though the deadline to apply for compensation for residential schools passed in 2012, lawyer Eleanor Sunchild believes survivors should be allowed more time to file a claim.

Residential School Survivors Not Applying for Benefits Under Agreement

June 19, 2017

Garnet Angeconeb, residential school survivor, has tried to help other survivors apply for benefits from the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (IRSSA).

Lost Indigenous Language Revived in Film

June 11, 2017

Sphenia Jones, a residential school survivor, speaks Haida in an upcoming Canadian film. The script was written in Haida, a mostly forgotten language, in order to revive the language and honor those who suffered at residential schools.

Residential School Survivor Receives Awards upon Graduating from First Nations University

June 9, 2017

Clayton Lorne Green, residential school survivor, will receive the President's Medal from the First Nations University of Canada. He will graduate with a degree in social work and plans to use his degree to work toward healing and restoration.

Indigenous Scholars Reflect on Issues at Canada 150

June 7, 2017

Six Indigenous scholars reflect on the findings of the Truth and Reconcilian Commission, Indigenous rights, and Canada's 150th anniversary.

TRC Commissioner Educates Public About Residential Schools

June 6, 2017

Former commissioner for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Marie Wilson, is speaking about the effort to educate people about residential schools and the need for the commission.

Upcoming Reunion to Be Held for Survivors of Assiniboia Residential School

May 24, 2017

On June 23 and 24, 2017, survivors of the Assiniboia Residential School will meet in Winnipeg for a reunion. More than 600 First Nations students attended the school, which was located in Manitoba, from 1958 to 1973.

Catholic Archbishop Discusses Calls for Church to Apologize for Role in Residential Schools

May 29, 2017

Edmonton's Catholic Archbishop, Richard Smith, held his ninth annual breakfast with members of the media and discussed requests for Pope Francis to formally apologize for the Church's role in residential schools.

Trudeau to Request Apology for Role of Catholic Church in Residential Schools from Pope

May 19, 2017

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will meet with Pope Francis on May 29 in Vatican City, and he plans to ask the Pope to issue a formal apology for the Catholic Church's role in residential schools.