OTTAWA — Canada’s Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Marc Miller announced Thursday Ottawa has entered into an agreement with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation to hand over thousands more records on residential schools that the federal government has been holding back. The government says the agreement outlines how and when it will send the historical...
Discovery of unmarked graves selected as Canada’s news story of the year: CP poll
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 4,000-page report detailed mistreatment at Canada’s residential schools, including emotional, physical and sexual abuse of children, and at least 4,100 deaths at the institutions.
Two more Catholic churches burn in B.C.’s southern Interior, chief says
CAWSTON, B.C. — Mounties are investigating after they say two more Catholic churches in British Columbia’s southern Interior were destroyed in early-morning fires. RCMP say the Princeton detachment got a report at 3:52 a.m. that St. Ann’s Catholic Church on Upper Similkameen Indian Band land, near Hedley, B.C., was on fire. Another report came in...
Most Canadians say church to blame for residential-school tragedies: poll
The Catholic Church operated the Kamloops Indian Residential School from 1890 to 1969. The Catholic Church ran the majority of residential schools in Canada, while others were run by the Anglican and United Church of Canada. The Catholic Church as a whole has never issued a formal apology for its role.
Pope voices sorrow over Canadian deaths, doesn’t apologize
Trudeau on Friday blasted the Church for being “silent” and “not stepping up,” and called on it to formally apologize and to make amends for its prominent role in his nation’s former system of church-run Indigenous boarding schools.
‘Convenient ignorance:’ Canadians’ knowledge of residential schools woefully lacking
“What we are proposing is a huge increase in content,” Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said.
‘Have conversations:’ Experts urge learning truth about residential schools
Stephanie Scott is the executive director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation in Winnipeg. It has confirmed the names of 4,117 children who died at residential schools across the country.