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Up to society’ to make reconciliation reality: Senator Murray Sinclair – CBC

Former Truth and Reconciliation head to provide reconciliation progress report in Toronto Monday

Mar 20, 2017

While Canadian society is beginning to move towards reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, the federal government still has a long way to go. That’s according to Senator Murray Sinclair, the former head of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

For six years, the Commission documented the experiences of survivors of Canada’s residential schools, the last of which closed in 1996 and where tens of thousands Indigenous children suffered physical and sexual abuse — and an estimated 6,000 died from starvation and disease.

The commission released its final report in 2015, which included 94 calls to action.

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