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Miigwech to our Elders

Thanks to Elders of Turtle Island: Shirley Horton-Kampa and Agnes Grover, of the Rainy River First Nations. Photo: Robert Animikii Horton

This is a sincere and humble message of appreciation and acknowledgement to the Elders who have made a difference in my life as teachers, counsellors and mentors.

To all those who have brought their strong and resilient voices forward in the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

And, respectfully, this piece is dedicated to ALL our Elders across Turtle Island.

This is for all the Elders who we told how much they were appreciated; and all the Elders who we didn't remind, or who we don't remind enough.

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Majority of residential school survivors decline to give statements

Freda Bear to her mother Gertrude Walker. Photo: Kaj Hasselriis

Ruth Scalplock, a 66-year-old residential school survivor, came from Alberta's Siksika Nation to Winnipeg to attend the opening of the Truth and Reconciliation Hearings into residential school abuse. 

Not to make a statement to the commission, though. "I want to support the survivors," she said. The process of speaking out herself is too "painful."

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Justice Sinclair speaks about significance of the release of 4,000 names of Aboriginal children

Photo: flickr/David Stanley
The Vital Statistics Agency of BC recently supplied the names of all Aboriginal children who died between 1917 and 1956. We speak with Justice Murray Sinclair about the significance of this event.

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B.C. hands over 4,000 names to the Missing Children project of the TRC

January 21, 2014
| The Vital Statistics Agency of B.C. recently supplied the names of all Aboriginal children who died between 1917 and 1956. We speak with Justice Murray Sinclair about the significance of this event.
Length: 16:26 minutes (15.06 MB)
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This Week on Media Morings: Sept 28—Reconciliation Radio Special (Part 2):Karen Joseph, Glen Coulthard, Daniel Tseghay

September 28, 2013
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Length: 56:29 minutes (51.72 MB)
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