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Canada and her resident evil

Published: October  30, 2013 - Added: October  31, 2013 - Publication: theboar

Link http://theboar.org/2013/10/30/canada-and-her-resident-evil/#.UnJOStYjLYU

 

In Canada, Kirsten-Rose Brooks was shocked by Indian Residental Schools
 
There is an episode in history that has been virtually ignored, that is destroying the lives of a significant group of people in a vicious cycle and is barely being addressed by the heirs of its perpetrators.

Saskatchewan residential school abuse trial ends

Published: October  30, 2013 - Added: October  31, 2013 - Publication: Global News

Link http://globalnews.ca/news/934334/saskatchewan-residential-school-abuse-trial-ends/

A Saskatchewan judge will rule next week on whether a former supervisor at a residential school molested several students in the 1960s.


Archbishop Says Aboriginal Rights Most Important Issue in Canada

Published: October  30, 2013 - Added: October  31, 2013 - Publication: Indian Country

Link http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/10/30/departing-catholic-archbishop-exhorts-canada-prioritize-aboriginal-justice-151998

Archbishop James Weisgerber of Manitoba, long a friend of Indigenous Peoples in Canada, has announced his retirement. But he will continue to be a staunch advocate of justice for the land’s original inhabitants.

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When revelations about abuses at the country’s residential schools began emerging in 1990, Weisgerber found himself on what he called a "long, steep learning curve,” as he told CNS.


Trinity Western cancels classes for Truth and Reconciliation gathering

Published: October  29, 2013 - Added: October  30, 2013 - Publication: ChristianWeek.org

Link http://www.christianweek.org/stories.php?id=2465

The deep scars inflicted by the residential schools tragedy upon Canada's First Nations peoples are finally beginning to heal. Or so believes Patti Victor, co-chair of Trinity Western University's Aboriginal Partnership Council.


Ring the bell to remember

Published: October  28, 2013 - Added: October  29, 2013 - Publication: The Hay River Hub

Link http://www.hayriverhub.com/2013/10/ring-the-bell-to-remember/

 

The Hay River Reserve now has a unique way to remember the children who once went to residential school there many years ago.

This past summer, K’atlodeeche First Nation (KFN) erected a monument to honour the students at St. Peter’s School, an Anglican residential school which had its origins in the mid-1890s and closed in 1937. The monument is on the grounds where the school once stood.


Lawsuit Proceeds for Canada’s Lost Generation of Stolen Babies

Published: October  28, 2013 - Added: October  29, 2013 - Publication: Indian Country

Link http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/10/28/canadas-baby-veronicas-sue-adoptees-seized-sixties-scoop-approved-class-action-lawsuit

A class-action lawsuit against the Canadian government on behalf of tens of thousands of indigenous children who were seized and moved to white families in an adoption wave known as the “Sixties Scoop” can now proceed after being approved by an Ontario judge.


Natives focus of 'colonial science'

Published: October  27, 2013 - Added: October  28, 2013 - Publication: Winnipeg Free Press

Link http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/natives-focus-of-colonial-science-229427301.html

There were "likely" other experiments carried out on First Nations people in the last century, but further study is needed, said the researcher who recently found dietary experiments were conducted by federal health officials on northern First Nations people between 1942 and 1952.


EXCLUSIVE: Blott clients file class action lawsuit

Published: October  25, 2013 - Added: October  28, 2013 - Publication: aptn

Link http://aptn.ca/pages/news/2013/10/25/exclusive-blott-clients-file-class-action-lawsuit/

A class action lawsuit filed Monday (Oct. 21) in Calgary provincial court alleges David Blott, Thom Denomme and others conspired to deprive Indian residential school survivors of their rightful compensation for sexual and physical abuse.


Our Government Is Re-Victimizing These Residential School Survivors

Published: October  27, 2013 - Added: October  28, 2013 - Publication: The Huffington Post

Link http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/charlie-angus/residential-school-st-annes_b_4166741.html

If you want to know why the Conservative government has lost so much goodwill on the residential school apology, look no further than the treatment of the survivors of St. Anne's Residential School.


Truth and Reconciliation Commission on residential schools might seek extension

Published: October  25, 2013 - Added: October  28, 2013 - Publication: POSTMEDIA NEWS

Link http://www.canada.com/Truth+Reconciliation+Commission+residential+schools+might+seek+extension/9084443/story.html

 

Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s historic apology on aboriginal residential schools could lose its “significance” if his own government doesn’t fulfil its legal duty to produce records documenting the century-long saga, says the head of a commission into the matter.

Justice Murray Sinclair, chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, revealed his group has told the government it might need to seek a court-ordered extension to its mandate, which expires July 1, 2014.


Historical Fiction: mini reviews

Published: October  25, 2013 - Added: October  25, 2013 - Publication: The Star

Link http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/books/2013/10/25/historical_fiction_mini_reviews.html

The best fiction brings serious issues into sharper focus. Rupert’s Land did this for me because the storyline includes Indian residential schools in Canada.


Accused takes the stand in Saskatchewan residential school abuse case

Published: October  25, 2013 - Added: October  25, 2013 - Publication: Leader-Post

Link http://www.leaderpost.com/news/Accused+takes+stand+Saskatchewan+residential+school+abuse/9080726/story.html

BATTLEFORD, Sask. - A former dormitory supervisor at a residential school in Saskatchewan has taken the stand in his defence and denied all charges of indecently assaulting students.


Last of prosecution witnesses in Saskatchewan residential school abuse case

Published: October  24, 2013 - Added: October  25, 2013 - Publication: Global News

Link http://globalnews.ca/news/922777/last-of-prosecution-witnesses-in-saskatchewan-residential-school-abuse-case/

 

The prosecution has wrapped up its case in the trial for a former dormitory supervisor at a residential school in Saskatchewan.

The final witness testified Wednesday about being molested by Paul Leroux while he attended the Beauval Indian Residential School as a child in the 1960s.


Former residential school teacher opens up about reconciliation

Published: October  11, 2013 - Added: October  24, 2013 - Publication: CBC News

Link http://www.cbc.ca/news/former-residential-school-teacher-opens-up-about-reconciliation-1.1990990?cmp=rss

In 2008, when Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission into Indian Residential Schools (TRC) was first getting started, I did a remarkable interview while guest hosting The Current on CBC Radio.


Paul Leroux Residential School Trial: Prosecution Wraps Up Case

Published: October  23, 2013 - Added: October  24, 2013 - Publication: Huffington Post

Link http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/10/23/paul-leroux-residential-school-sex-assault_n_4152513.html

 

BATTLEFORD, Sask. - The prosecution has wrapped up its case in the trial for a former dormitory supervisor at a residential school in Saskatchewan.


Rules tightened for residential schools settlement lawyers

Published: October  23, 2013 - Added: October  24, 2013 - Publication: CBC News North

Link http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/rules-tightened-for-residential-schools-settlement-lawyers-1.2187264

Federal authorities are tightening rules to protect Indian Residential School claimants from being taken advantage of by lawyers

The new rules will curtail lawyers from giving clients high interest cash advances, charging finders fees, or billing for improper expenses.

 


New measures to protect residential school claimants

Published: October  21, 2013 - Added: October  23, 2013 - Publication: lethbridge herald

Link http://lethbridgeherald.com/news/local-news/2013/10/new-measures-to-protect-residential-school-claimants/

 

New measures to protect Indian residential school survivors from unscrupulous lawyers may be positive for claimants yet to have their hearings, but for some survivors, including many on the Blood Reserve, it’s too little too late.

 

Dan Shapiro, the Saskatoon lawyer appointed chief adjudicator of Independent Assessment Process a few months ago, said the vast majority of lawyers have represented their clients well. But Blott is not alone in behaving badly as lawyers in British Columbia and Manitoba have also come under fire.