Residential Schools

Reconciliation Pole Is a Symbol of Progress

April 3, 2017

The University of British Columbia Reconciliation Pole was designed by artist James Hart, a hereditary chief and member of the Haida Nation, and placed into a standing position during a ceremony on April 1.

Federal Government Appeals Ruling that Eases Residential School Survivor Compensation Claims

November 30, 2016

The federal government is appealing the ruling of a Manitoba judge that would lower the standards required for residential school survivors to claim compensation for sexual abuse.

MP Proposes National Indian Residential School Reconciliation and Memorial Day

November 1, 2016

Winnipeg MP Robert-Falcon Ouellette has proposed a Private Members Bill recommending that June 2 be declared a national Indian Residential School Reconciliation and Memorial Day. He hopes that a cabinet member will champion the bill so that it stands a better chance of passing.

Residential School History Centre Coming to UBC

October 10, 2016

The University of British Columbia is building an Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre, set to open on its campus in 2017.

New Heritage Minute Addresses Residential School History

June 23, 2016

Joseph Boyden, the Giller-winning author, has written the script for a new Heritage Minute video telling the story of Chanie Wenjack, a 12-year-old who died after running away from the Cecilia Jeffrey Residential School in 1966.

Victoria considers giving the top of Beacon Hill to First Nations

December 1, 2015

The top of Beacon Hill should be given back to First Nations and a traditional longhouse built there to replace the decaying Checkers Pavilion, says Victoria Coun. Marianne Alto.

Chiefs of the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations are supporting her idea.

Residential school documents must be released, judge rules

January 14, 2014

Aboriginal affairs minister says government will comply with court ruling tied to St. Anne's school