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Below is a list of articles, with summary, about Indian residentials schools, the IAP and other related news.

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Residential school survivors seek amends for respiratory damage, hearing loss, broken bones

Published: July 27, 2014 - Added: July 28, 2014 - Publication: iPolitics

Link http://www.ipolitics.ca/2014/07/27/residential-school-survivors-seek-amends-for-respiratory-damage-hearing-loss-broken-bones/

WINNIPEG – The vast majority of claims filed by Indian residential school survivors seeking extra compensation for medical injuries are for hearing loss, respiratory illnesses and broken bones.

The Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat — an independent body which helps resolve long-standing claims that address specific abuse of survivors — says just over 1,000 medical assessments completed so far focus primarily on ear, nose and throat ailments, as well as broken bones.

A request for proposals put out by the secretariat says 60 per cent of the assessments involve the ears, nose and throat, while 21 per cent involve orthopedics. Secretariat spokesman Michael Tansey confirmed the figures, but said no one could comment further on the nature of the claims.


Residential school survivors left with hearing loss, broken bones

Published: July 27, 2014 - Added: July 28, 2014 - Publication: CBC News

Link http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/residential-school-survivors-left-with-hearing-loss-broken-bones-1.2719564

The vast majority of claims filed by Indian residential school survivors seeking extra compensation for medical injuries are for hearing loss, respiratory illnesses and broken bones.

The Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat — an independent body which helps resolve long-standing claims that address specific abuse of survivors — says just over 1,000 medical assessments completed so far focus primarily on ear, nose and throat ailments, as well as broken bones.


Catholic groups lose residential school argument

Published: July 04, 2014 - Added: July 08, 2014 - Publication: APTN

Link http://www.aptn.ca/news/2014/07/04/catholic-groups-lose-residential-school-argument/

WINNIPEG – Priests, nuns and oblates have lost a small court battle related to residential school documents.
 
More than 30 Catholic organizations across Canada tried to stop the new National Research Centre (NRC) from participating in a hearing on the future of survivor testimony.
 
But Justice Paul Perell of the Ontario Superior Court decided otherwise. On June 14th, he granted intervenor status to the centre which will be located at the University of Manitoba.

Reconciliation is about change

Published: July 02, 2014 - Added: July 04, 2014 - Publication: Anglican Journal

Link http://www.anglicanjournal.com/articles/-reconciliation-is-about-change

Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) member Marie Wilson has commended the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) for taking an active role in forging reconciliation between Canada’s indigenous and non-indigenous people even though it is not one of the churches implicated in the Indian residential schools system.

Whose truth, how reconciliation?

Published: July 04, 2014 - Added: July 04, 2014 - Publication: University of Manitoba

Link http://news.umanitoba.ca/whose-truth-how-reconciliation/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=whose-truth-how-reconciliation

JULY 4, 2014 — Anishinaabe Elder and Turtle Lodge founder Dave Courchene remembers when the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) initiative was first made public. “Whose truth?” he pondered.
 
The response to the TRC — intended to address the direct effects and ongoing legacy of the 100-year Indian Residential School system — was similar for many First Nations, Metis and Inuit.

Shocking details released in Blott case

Published: July 03, 2014 - Added: July 04, 2014 - Publication: APTN

Link http://www.aptn.ca/news/2014/07/03/shocking-details-released-blott-case/

Did a disgraced Calgary lawyer resign or was he fired?
 
The answer was learned today with the release of a report by the Law Society of Alberta (LSA).
 
The organization that regulates the conduct of lawyers has been under fire for letting David Blott resign last month while under investigation for misconduct.
 
Former Blott clients slammed the move, claiming it was not the same punishment as disbarring him.
 
The LSA’s resignation committee seems to agree, as it writes in the report: “In some cases – as perhaps such is the case in this matter – disbarment is not of sufficient consolation to those who have been wronged or hurt by the lawyer’s conduct.”

Residential school survival

Published: July 03, 2014 - Added: July 04, 2014 - Publication: Penticton & South Okanagan

Link http://www.castanet.net/news/Penticton/118408/Residential-school-survival

An exhibit representing the personal stories of First Nation survivors of the residential school system in Canada, opened this week at the Penticton Museum.
 
"A Long Journey Home: Life After Residential School," will run until Sept. 5 in the museum's Atkinson Gallery.
 
"It's an important part of Canadian history that needs to be told and we are honoured that members of the Okanagan First Nation community have come forward to share their stories," said museum curator Peter Ord.

Two from Edmonton area join Order of Canada

Published: July 01, 2014 - Added: July 02, 2014 - Publication: The Edmonton Journal

Link http://http://www.edmontonjournal.com/business/from+Edmonton+area+join+Order+Canada/9991447/story.html

EDMONTON - The former president of Syncrude and a commissioner with the First Nations and Métis Justice Commission of Saskatchewan have been named to the Order of Canada.
 
The second local honouree is Irene Fraser of Millet. She was named as a member of the Order of Canada for “her work as a social justice advocate who champions the fair treatment of First Nations and Métis people in the justice system.”
 
In 2003, she worked with the Indian Residential Schools Secretariat on implementation of the residential schools claims process. She helped train the lawyers and adjudicators who would hear the claims of former students who were physically and sexually abused.