An article published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal has linked long-term health problems such as diabetes and obesity to the prolonged hunger that existed in residential schools.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will advance the cause of reconciliation by apologizing to residential school survivors in Newfoundland and Labrador. Survivors, their families, and communities will be consulted on the apology.
The Sagkeeng Oldtimers, a hockey team formed in 1978 and made up of residential school survivors, will provide a special collection of artifacts to the Hockey Hall of Fame Museum in Toronto.
The Canadian government is required to make annual payments to Indigenous people as part of treaty agreements signed over 100 years ago. The purpose of treaties was to expand white settlement and economic development, but they were used as a tool to remove Indigenous identity.
Researchers are working with First Nations communities to understand what happens to Indigenous people during an evacuation.
Alex Nelson, residential school survivor, is coaching Team British Columbia in soccer in the North American Indigenous Games. The team is known as 94 Calls in honour of Nelson and the 94 calls to action from the Truth and Reconcilation Commission.
Many Indigenous people in Canada will not participate in the observation of Canada 150. Many find it difficult to celebrate a country with a history of residential schools and abuse.
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).
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.
Garnet Angeconeb, residential school survivor, has tried to help other survivors apply for benefits from the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (IRSSA).