Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

Volume One, Summary : Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future

Book - 2015
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Publisher: Toronto :, James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers,, 2015
Edition: Second printing
ISBN: 9781459410688
1459410688
9781459410671
145941067X
Characteristics: vi, 536 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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Liber_vermis
Apr 04, 2017

The federal government of Canada has estimated that at least 150,000 First Nation, M├ętis, and Inuit students passed through the aboriginal school system between 1878 to 1996. The death toll at the residential schools has been estimated to be from 3,000 to as high as 6,000 due to infectious diseases and the consequences of various abuses. Most of these deaths occurred before 1940 when the mortality rate was about double the death rate for non-aboriginal children. As of December 2012 a total of $1.62 billion has been paid to 78,750 former students from the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. This book outlines this tragedy and presents the 94 recommendations for healing and reconciliation. This summary volume concludes with end notes and a bibliography but no index.

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JohnHy
Mar 28, 2016

This book summarizes the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada which was submitted on December 5,2015.

Reconciliation in this context can be defined as "an ongoing process of establishing and maintaining respectful relationships" among First Nations, Inuit, Metis and the people of Canada.

The report charts some of the ways that may lead to reconciliation, including a summary description and background for each of the 94 Calls to Action.

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JohnHy
Mar 28, 2016

This book is a must read for anyone deeply interested in learning the history of the cultural genocide perpetrated by the Government of Canada on the Aboriginal peoples.

It is useful to be familiar with the 94 calls to action so we can bear witness to our new federal government and its promise to fulfill them.
"We are all treaty people"

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