Thursday, May 29, 2014

Justice Sinclair Addresses Residential School Abuse

After five years listening to the abuse in Canada's residential school system, the chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission admits he's still shocked by some of the revelations coming out of the hearings.

Murray Sinclair is chair of the Commission and says at least six thousand
aboriginal students never made it out of the residential school system alive.

Instead, Sinclair says the residential school system continued to operate
in Canada for another 67 years after the first revelations about wide-spread abuse were raised.

Sinclair was in Kenora last night as part of a series on the exhibit called We Were Taught differently put on by the Lake of the Woods Museum.