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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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Pensionnats autochtones : les archives pourront être détruites dans 15 ans

Published: April 04, 2016 - Added: April 06, 2016 - Publication: Radio Canada

Link http://ici.radio-canada.ca/regions/ontario/2016/04/04/012-pensionnats-autochtones-survivants-archives-conserver-detruites.shtml

Les survivants du système canadien de pensionnats autochtones pourront conserver les archives relatant leurs histoires, mais autrement, les documents devront être détruits dans 15 ans, a tranché le plus haut tribunal ontarien dans une décision partagée.


Evidence on abuse at residential schools can be destroyed, court rules

Published: April 04, 2016 - Added: April 06, 2016 - Publication: The Star

Link http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2016/04/04/evidence-on-abuse-at-residential-schools-can-be-destroyed-court-rules.html

The chief adjudicator of the Independent Assessment Process (IAP) had argued the complete destruction of recordings, transcripts and decisions is the only way to protect privacy.

The heart-wrenching evidence of thousands of residential school survivors who sought compensation for sexual and other forms of abuse should be destroyed after 15 years, Ontario’s top court ruled Monday.

In a split decision, the Court of Appeal found that the material is not a government record, and that it should be left up to the individual survivor on whether they wish to have their material archived or not.


Stories of residential school abuse can be shredded after 15 years, court says

Published: April 04, 2016 - Added: April 06, 2016 - Publication: Bridge River Lillooet News

Link http://www.lillooetnews.net/cmlink/gmg-glacier-media-group/canadian-press/news/national/stories-of-residential-school-abuse-can-be-shredded-after-15-years-court-says-1.2223279

TORONTO - Survivors of Canada's notorious residential school system have the right to see their stories archived if they wish, but their accounts must otherwise be destroyed in 15 years, Ontario's top court ruled in a split decision Monday.

At issue are documents related to compensation claims made by as many as 30,000 survivors of Indian residential schools — many heart-rending accounts of sexual, physical and psychological abuse.

Compensation claimants never surrendered control of their stories, the Appeal Court said.


Court ruling gives residential school survivors control over abuse testimony

Published: April 04, 2016 - Added: April 06, 2016 - Publication: The globe and Mail

Link http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/stories-of-residential-school-abuse-can-be-shredded-after-15-years-court/article29510463/

Canada’s residential-school survivors have been given control over a massive trove of historically important documents on abuse, after the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled that they had an expectation of privacy when they created the documents through their testimony in closed hearings.

The ruling Monday gives 38,000 former residential-school students the right to decide over the next 15 years whether to destroy records related to their personal abuse or to give those records to the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, for preservation in a national archive. All government records on those same claims will be destroyed.


Residential school survivors must control their own stories: Editorial

Published: April 05, 2016 - Added: April 06, 2016 - Publication: The Star

Link http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2016/04/05/residential-school-survivors-must-control-their-own-stories-editorial.html

An Ontario court has just upheld the right of 38,000 First Nations survivors of residential schools to decide over the next 15 years whether to preserve their personal stories in a national archive. Otherwise they will be destroyed.