The federal departments of Justice and and Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada spent over $2.3 million between January 1, 2013, and May 9, 2018, on legal cases related to the claims for compensation lodged by survivors of St. Anne's Residential School. St.
Residential school artifacts including a braid, a child's shoe, and a brick will be included in a new textbook for middle school students. These artIfacts were originally gathered by Carey Newman, a Kwalgiulth carver and artist, who created the Witness Blanket project as a physical way to t
The federal government will declare a statutory holiday to honour the survivors of residential schools as part of its commitment to truth and reconciliation. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) created a Call to Action to establish a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) has pledged to support Indigenous women survivors of forced sterilization who are seeking redress from the federal government. The support of the AFN was put forth in the form of a resolution at the annual general assembly.
A group of residential school survivors from Waycobah, N.S., are speaking out to public groups about their experience. They are also reaching out to others. Over the winter, the survivors made regalia ribbon skirts or vests for every girl and boy in a local kindergarten class.
The Canadian government has reached an agreement in principle with survivors of the Sixties Scoop worth some $800 million, Crown-Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett announced Friday morning, putting an end to years of fractious legal action.