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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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Ontario court to decide if evidence from residential school survivors should be destroyed

Published: February  , 2015 - Added: October  28, 2015 - Publication: The Star

Link http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2015/10/27/should-papers-from-school-abuse-be-destroyed-or-preserved.html

Ontario’s top court has begun hearings into one of the dilemmas of the tragic story of Indian residential school abuse. Some feel victims’ privacy should be protected; others fear destroying the evidence will foster denial in the future.


Questions raised over preserving sensitive TRC testimony

Published: October  07, 2015 - Added: October  09, 2015 - Publication: University Affairs

Link http://www.universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/questions-raised-over-preserving-sensitive-truth-and-reconciliation-testimony/

After years of collecting literally millions of documents and hearing the stories of thousands of aboriginal people who experienced abuse at residential schools, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission is ready to archive this material, much of it brutal and heartbreaking, in the new National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at the University of Manitoba. Scheduled to open to the public this fall, it will serve as a rich repository and essential historical record of a haunting and tragic chapter of First Nations and Canadian history.
 
Controversy has arisen, however, over whether survivors’ testimony, given privately by those seeking compensation for the abuse they suffered, should be preserved. It came as a shock to many who told their stories – confidentially, they believed – to adjudicators behind closed doors that their words might be preserved for posterity.

Fate of Indian school abuse stories up in air

Published: October  27, 2015 - Added:   0-, 2015 - Publication: The Record

Link http://www.therecord.com/news-story/6046268-fate-of-indian-school-abuse-stories-up-in-air/

TORONTO - The question of what to do with records of deeply personal, often heart-wrenching testimony from thousands of survivors of Indian residential schools who sought compensation for sexual and other abuse lands on the doorstep of Ontario's top court Tuesday.