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Tell your children how you survived: Justice Murray Sinclair

Publié: 31  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 31  Octobre  2011 - Publication: Anglican Journal.com

Lien http://www.anglicanjournal.com/nc/news-update-items/article/tell-your-children-how-you-survived-justice-murray-sinclair-10184.html

For many of Canada’s aboriginal children, the residential school experience taught them to hate themselves, their families and their culture.

At the conclusion of the Atlantic National Event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC), Marie Wilson urged former students to remember that “love was at that place and you were that love.” It manifested, said Wilson--who is a member of the TRC—in the way students helped each other survive.


TRC concludes Atlantic National Event in Halifax

Publié: 29  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 31  Octobre  2011 - Publication: TRC web site

Lien http://www.trc.ca/websites/trcinstitution/index.php?p=509

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) today concluded its Atlantic National Event held in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Residential School Survivors accompanied by their families, TRC Commissioners, church and government officials, school groups, invited guests and members of the general public attended the four-day gathering. TRC National Events provide public forums for all Canadians to hear and learn about the history and legacy of Residential Schools.
 


Pensionnats autochtones : la GRC n'était pas au courant des agressions

Publié: 29  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 31  Octobre  2011 - Publication: Radio-Canada.ca (Acadie)

Lien http://www.radio-canada.ca/regions/atlantique/2011/10/29/002-grc-rapport-pensionnats-autochtones.shtml

La GRC n'était pas au courant des agressions dans les pensionnats autochtones du pays, conclut un rapport remis samedi à Halifax aux membres de la Commission de vérité et de réconciliation du Canada.

En présentant le rapport rédigé par Marcel-Eugène LeBeuf, le sous-commissaire de la GRC, Steve Graham, a expliqué que le rôle des membres de la GRC se limitait à reconduire les élèves des pensionnats vers leurs établissements lorsqu'ils s'en échappaient, ils devaient même les arracher à leurs parents. Les policiers agissaient alors en vertu de la loi en vigueur à cette époque. Les pensionnats étaient obligatoires pour les autochtones.


Province Congratulates Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Survivors

Publié: 29  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 31  Octobre  2011 - Publication: Government of Nova Scotia press release

Lien http://www.gov.ns.ca/news/details.asp?id=20111029004

Premier Darrell Dexter thanked the members of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada for visiting Nova Scotia and helping aboriginal and non-aboriginal people alike to better understand what First Nations children experienced in residential schools across the country.

The commission concludes four days of witness testimony, learning opportunities and Mi'kmaw cultural demonstrations in Halifax today, Oct. 29. Earlier this month the group also visited the First Nations communities of Indian Brook and Eskasoni to gather stories from residential school survivors.


RCMP unaware of abuse at residential schools due to ‘closed system’: report

Publié: 29  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 31  Octobre  2011 - Publication: Toronto Star

Lien http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1078174--rcmp-unaware-of-abuse-at-residential-schools-due-to-closed-system-report

RCMP officers usually weren’t aware of the need to investigate abuse in Canada’s infamous native residential school system because aboriginal families were reluctant to tell them what was occurring behind closed doors, says a report by the police force.

Deputy Commissioner Steve Graham presented the research report Saturday to the federal Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which was holding its final day of Atlantic region hearings in Halifax.


University apology ”one of the most important”

Publié: 31  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 31  Octobre  2011 - Publication: Anglican Journal.com

Lien http://www.anglicanjournal.com/nc/news-update-items/article/university-apology-one-of-the-most-important-10181.html

The chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) has applauded the formal apology presented to aboriginals across Canada by the University of Manitoba as “one of the most important we’ve received so far.”

Made by David Barnard, president of the university, the apology is believed to be the first to be offered by a university in Canada. It takes full responsibility for the institution’s failure to “recognize or challenge” the Indian residential schools system.

“This gesture cannot be underestimated,” said Justice Murray Sinclair, chair of the TRC. “It’s one of the most important we’ve received and we hope that it will be one of many.”


Learning native language bodes well for students’ future

Publié: 31  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 31  Octobre  2011 - Publication: Anglican Journal.com

Lien http://www.anglicanjournal.com/nc/news-update-items/article/learning-native-language-bodes-well-for-students-future-10183.html

Starr Sock and her friend and colleagues, Sherise Paul-Gould and Ida Denny, are called “language warriors.” Through their efforts, a Mi’kmaq Immersion Program (MIP) pilot project was launched at Eskasoni in 2000. The program, which has had a huge positive impact on this community of 4,000, continues to this day.

Study of the program, using data from 2008/2009 as well as conducting interviews, has revealed that students taught exclusively in Mi’kmaq from kindergarten to Grade 3 perform better, excelling in Mi’kmaq, and later, in English literacy. Research has also shown that these students have higher levels of self-esteem, more self-confidence and are more eager to get involved in extra-curricular activities. Why? Because “they know who they are, they are proud of their identity,” said Paul-Gould.

Sock and Paul-Gould shared the results of their study at a session on indigenous language at the Atlantic National Event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) being held here Oct. 26 to 29.


Artwork draws mixed reactions

Publié: 31  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 31  Octobre  2011 - Publication: Anglican Journal.com

Lien http://www.anglicanjournal.com/nc/news-update-items/article/artwork-draws-mixed-reactions-10180.html

The federal government’s announcement that it will commemorate the legacy of the Indian residential schools in Canada with a permanent installation of artwork on Parliament Hill has drawn mixed reactions from aboriginal groups.

On Oct. 27, the minister of aboriginal affairs and northern development, John Duncan, announced that a panel of art experts will be established to recommend an aboriginal artist. This artist will then design a piece of stained glass artwork to be installed in Parliament Hill’s Centre Block.

The artwork will “honour the First Nations, Inuit and Metis children who attended residential schools and their families and communities who were profoundly impacted by the schools’ legacy,” said Duncan. In addition, he said, the artwork will provide parliamentarians and visitors with a chance to learn about the history of the schools and “Canada’s reconciliation efforts.”


Residential school survivors outraged over Duncan’s residential school statement

Publié: 28  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 31  Octobre  2011 - Publication: APTN News

Lien http://aptn.ca/pages/news/2011/10/28/residential-school-survivors-outraged-over-duncans-statement/

Residential school survivors expressed outrage Thursday over a statement made by Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan who said the Indian residential school system was not an act of “genocide,” but a case “of education policy gone wrong.”

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission was holding one of its national events in Halifax when news of the minister’s statement hit.


Truth & Reconciliation Commission comes to Halifax: We have a moral obligation to address the continuing effects of the Shubenacadie Indian Residential School

Publié: 30  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 31  Octobre  2011 - Publication: The Coast

Lien http://www.thecoast.ca/RealityBites/archives/2011/10/30/truth-and-reconciliation-commission-comes-to-halifax

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission was established as part of the settlement of a class-action lawsuit related to the native residential school system in Canada. The purpose of the commission is to take testimony from the thousands of native people who were victimized by the residential schools (both directly, at the schools, and the continuing effects of that victimization), to give voice to people who have been voiceless for too long, to encourage the perpetuators of the wrongs to come forward to apologize, to provide a historic record and, crucially, to link native and non-native people in a process of reconciliation.

The Commission held its Atlantic meeting at the World Trade and Convention Centre in Halifax last week, in order to provide an opportunity to specifically address the wrongs done at and through the Shubenacadie Indian Residential School, which operated from 1922 to 1968 in the small town of Shubenacadie, about 50 kilometres north of Halifax. The school was run by the Catholic church---first, directly by the Archdiocese of Halifax, then by the Sisters of Mercy and Jesuits.


Residential school survivors target Catholic Church: Majority of demonstrators opt not to attend

Publié: 31  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 31  Octobre  2011 - Publication: Vancouver Sun

Lien http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Residential+school+survivors+target+Catholic+Church/5632056/story.html

About 300 Occupy Vancouver demonstrators marched through Vancouver's downtown core demanding global financial and trade reform Saturday, but only a tiny fraction of the protesters could agree to mount an additional march Sunday targeting the Catholic Church.

Only a dozen protesters occupied the front steps of Holy Rosary Cathedral at the corner of Dunsmuir and Richards streets on Sunday afternoon.

Five Knights of Columbus blocked the top of the church's steps, backed by a handful of Vancouver Police officers, as first nations survivors of Canada's residential schools and their supporters demanded an audience with the members of the church.


Les autochtones de l'Atlantique au secours de leur langue

Publié: 29  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 31  Octobre  2011 - Publication: Radio-Canada (Acadie)

Lien http://www.radio-canada.ca/regions/atlantique/2011/10/29/001-atlantique-autochtones-langue.shtml

Les Premières nations de l'Atlantique s'engagent dans la lutte pour la préservation de leur langue. C'est ce qui ressort des témoignages entendus lors de la Commission Vérité Réconciliation et d'ateliers de formation dédiés à ce thème.


Lawyers’ fees under scrutiny: Official warns of ‘unethical’ practices towards residential school victims

Publié: 24  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 24  Octobre  2011 - Publication: Law Times

Lien http://www.lawtimesnews.com/201110248733/Headline-News/Lawyers-fees-under-scrutiny

A small minority of lawyers representing survivors of Indian residential schools are being “unethical” by overcharging their clients and providing illegal cash payments at high interest rates before the settlements are complete, an official has warned.

“There appear to be a very small minority of counsel that need to be reminded of what those protections are and there appears to be an even smaller minority of counsel who may not be willing to abide by them,” says Jon Faulds, an Alberta lawyer representing many survivors.

Lawyers recently came under fire from Daniel Ish, the independent assessment process chief adjudicator, when he warned about 200 lawyers, including several from Ontario, that “unethical” practices could see them forfeit all of their fees, according to a memo obtained by the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network and published Oct. 11.


Residential School Resistance Narratives: Significance and Strategies for Indigenous Youth

Publié: 23  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 24  Octobre  2011 - Publication: Web site of the University of Victoria Centre for Youth and Society

Lien http://www.youth.society.uvic.ca/node/271

The project Residential School Resistance Narratives: Significance and Strategies for Indigenous Youth will increase awareness of resistance acts and strategies and their relevance in today's context and promote intergenerational healing within families and communities. This
project, funded by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, is currently underway.


Aboriginal seniors face a harder battle

Publié: 23  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 24  Octobre  2011 - Publication: Vancouver Province

Lien http://www.theprovince.com/life/Aboriginal+seniors+face+harder+battle/5594031/story.html

It's the little things that make Joe Calder smile: winning a round of bingo, or bringing his Rice Krispies to the perfect level of sogginess.

Calder, 71, is a member of the Nisga'a people. He moved to Vancouver to be closer to his doctor, who gives him regular shots to ease the pain that has plagued him since a logging accident when he was in his 40s.

Aboriginal seniors already fare worse than other seniors in terms of life expectancy and poverty. They are more likely to live in substandard housing and struggle with disabilities. Some, like Calder, are still grappling with the effects of the residential school system. In his youth, Calder drank to forget. He tried three times to kill him-self, but has been clean for 45 years.

"As old as I am, I still cry in my sleep about how my life is," he says. "I wish my life was in a better way. What happened in school is still with me."

The Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society, which runs an elders program, has been a lifeline for him, he says.


First Nations community centre opens on Galloway Road

Publié: 20  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 21  Octobre  2011 - Publication: Toronto Observer

Lien http://www.torontoobserver.ca/2011/10/20/new-aboriginal-community-building-added-to-galloway-road/

First Nations elder Kevin Fugita remembers a time when his culture was discouraged by the government.

“It started in residential schools,” he said. “That’s where we lost our culture.”

Now, a new community centre in Scarborough aims to counter that legacy.

Officially opened on Oct. 11, the Scarborough Family Life Centre on Galloway Road and Kingston Road is a hub for First Nations activity.


Free handbook on residential school healing to launch at TRC event

Publié: 20  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 21  Octobre  2011 - Publication: Wawatay News

Lien http://www.wawataynews.ca/archive/all/2011/10/20/free-handbook-residential-school-healing-launch-trc-event_21974

Starting to Talk: A Guide for Communities on Healing and Reconciliation from the Legacy of Indian Residential Schools is a new handbook that will be available free of charge from the Sioux Lookout Community Coalition for Healing and Reconciliation (SLCCHR).

The handbook is a guide for communities on how to engage in dialogue and activities based around healing and reconciliation from Indian residential schools. The book will be launched at the third national event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) in Halifax Oct. 26-29.


Media Advisory - Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) Hosts Technical Media Briefing

Publié: 20  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 20  Octobre  2011 - Publication: Canada Newswire web site

Lien http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/862197/media-advisory-truth-and-reconciliation-commission-of-canada-trc-hosts-technical-media-briefing

OTTAWA, Oct. 20, 2011 /CNW/ - The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) is hosting the third of its seven mandated National Events in Halifax, Nova Scotia from October 26 to 29, 2011 at the World Trade and Convention Centre.

National Events are high profile opportunities to provide an important forum for the TRC to hear the experiences of former Residential School students, employees and their families. They also serve to educate and enrich the broader public about Canada's 130-year history of Indian Residential Schools, and today's legacy both for Aboriginal communities and Canadian society in general.


Ex-residents cheer as former B.C. residential school is torn down

Publié: 18  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 20  Octobre  2011 - Publication: Globe and Mail

Lien http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/ex-residents-cheer-as-former-bc-residential-school-is-torn-down/article2205881/

Woodlands School is now little more than rubble and dust.

But for many former residents, the scars remain from the abuse they suffered at the infamous New Westminster residential facility.


Avis aux médias - La Commission de vérité et réconciliation du Canada (CVR) organise des exposés techniques à l'intention des médias

Publié: 20  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 20  Octobre  2011 - Publication: Site web du CNW Telbec

Lien http://www.newswire.ca/fr/story/862199/avis-aux-medias-la-commission-de-verite-et-reconciliation-du-canada-cvr-organise-des-exposes-techniques-a-l-intention-des-medias

OTTAWA, le 20 oct. 2011 /CNW/ - La Commission de vérité et réconciliation du Canada (CVR) organisera, dans le cadre de son mandat, sept événements nationaux. Le troisième aura lieu à Halifax, en Nouvelle-Écosse du 26 au 29 octobre au World Trade and Convention Centre.

Les événements nationaux sont des occasions hautement visibles de fournir une tribune importante à la CVR pour entendre les expériences vécues par les anciens élèves des pensionnats indiens, les employés des pensionnats et leur famille. Ils servent par ailleurs à renseigner le grand public sur les 130 années d'activité des pensionnats indiens et sur les séquelles pour les collectivités autochtones et la société canadienne en général, en plus de sensibiliser les Canadiens à ce sujet.


‘Let me find my talk’

Publié: 19  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 19  Octobre  2011 - Publication: Cape Breton Post (editorial)

Lien http://www.capebretonpost.com/Opinion/Editorial/2011-10-19/article-2780672/Let-me-find-my-talk/1

Duncan Scott, deputy superintendent of the Department of Indian Affairs and celebrated Canadian poet, said in 1920 that: “I want to get rid of the Indian problem. Our object is to continue until there is not a single Indian in Canada that has not been absorbed into the body politic, and there is no Indian question.”

Rita Joe, residential school survivor and celebrated Canadian poet, wrote a poem titled “I Lost My Talk,” which begins: “I lost my talk; The talk you took away. When I was a little girl. At Shubencadie school. You snatched it away: I speak like you; I think like you; I create like you; The scrambled ballad, about my world.”

Those two statements book end (though not in a strict chronological sense) Canada’s residential school experience, which is the focus of the five-year, $60-million Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, which hosted a hearing in Joe’s home community of Eskasoni last week.


Chiefs challenged to step up for Indian day school suit

Publié: 19  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 19  Octobre  2011 - Publication: Cowichan Valley Citizen

Lien http://www2.canada.com/cowichanvalleycitizen/news/story.html?id=a80dfaf6-7f56-4f22-9fb2-77f5345c6ad1

In the latest step in the long march to a resolution of the Indian day schools case, a group of First Nations chiefs has challenged bands to step up with financial aid to help their members.

Polly Jack, who's been spearheading the campaign on Vancouver Island, said Sunday, Oct. 16 she's hoping now that she and the rest of the group can convince Cowichan Tribes Chief Lydia Hwitsum to join other chiefs in offering help.

The Halalt First Nation has already stepped up, and there's been real interest shown by the Penelakut and Tsawout bands, she said.

In meetings held up and down the Island, band members of various First Nations who were students of day schools have been urged to fill out forms to join a class action suit and to send in a $25 retainer fee.


Le ministre Duncan annonce des projets d'information publique et de défense des intérêts

Publié: 18  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 19  Octobre  2011 - Publication: Site web de l'AADNC

Lien http://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/fra/1318942400839/1318942548765

Ottawa (Ontario), le 18 octobre 2011 – L’honorable John Duncan, ministre des Affaires autochtones et du développement du Nord canadien, a dévoilé aujourd’hui les 23 projets qui recevront du financement dans le cadre du Programme d’information publique et de défense des intérêts (PIPDI) pour l’exercice 2011‑2012. On finance des projets par l’intermédiaire du PIPDI depuis 2007‑2008, soit la première année de l’application de la Convention de règlement relative aux pensionnats indiens.


Healing handbook a conversation opener

Publié: 18  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 19  Octobre  2011 - Publication: Anglican Journal.com

Lien http://www.anglicanjournal.com/nc/news-update-items/article/healing-handbook-a-conversation-opener-10127.html

A handbook that can guide communities on how to engage in dialogue and activities around healing and reconciliation from the legacy of Indian residential schools will soon be available for free.

Published by the Sioux Lookout Community Coalition for Healing and Reconciliation (SLCCHR), the handbook will be launched at the third national event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) in Halifax on Oct. 26 to 29.


A second indigenous Nation authorizes digs for their lost children and endorses the ITCCS – The Canadian government strikes back against the Mohawk residential school inquiry, and a long cover-up is revealed.

Publié: 17  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 19  Octobre  2011 - Publication: ITCCS press release

Lien http://itccs.org/2011/10/17/a-weekly-update-on-the-mohawk-inquiry-the-search-for-the-dead-continues/#respond

At the start of a third week of an unprecedented aboriginal-led investigation into the burial sites of missing children at Canada’s oldest Indian residential school, more native nations are rallying to the cause of Mohawk elders hunting for mass graves – and the government of Canada is striking back.

A second indigenous group, the traditional Squamish nation on Canada’s west coast, has authorized ITCCS Secretary Kevin Annett to begin surveys and digs for graves of residential school children on their own territory.


A Lifetime Journey filled with Injustice and Struggle: An new engaging memoir of a Canadian-Indian who triumphed despite the odds

Publié: 19  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 19  Octobre  2011 - Publication: Xlibris press release

Lien http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/10/prweb8887021.htm

Xlibris, the print-on-demand self-publishing services provider, announced today the release of Almost A Born Loser! written by Annis Gregory Aleck. This book follows the engaging memoir of the author as he faces life as a Canadian-Indian and as a man whose wisdom is beyond his years.

The author narrates how Canada also tried to exterminate the Indians just like the USA attempted to destroy its native population, using subtle methods like diseases, starvation, Residential Schools and oppression. When the indigenous people tried to succeed independently to achieve progress for their society – the government hindered them and many Canadians would not employ them or treat them well when they were hired. Canada kept the facts hidden by concealing and distorting the truth. However, when the evidence became exposed there were denials, cover-ups and deceptive testimonies. In this blunt and honest autobiography, Aleck will reveal these issues and how the Canadian-Indians have to struggle daily against overwhelming odds to accomplish and succeed in their lives, nevertheless are prevented to work to their full potential.


Minister Duncan Announces Advocacy and Public Information Projects

Publié: 18  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 19  Octobre  2011 - Publication: AANDC press release

Lien http://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1318942400839

Ref. #2-3557

Ottawa, Ontario (October 18, 2011) – The Honourable John Duncan, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, today announced the 23 projects selected for Advocacy and Public Information Program (APIP) funding for 2011/2012. APIP has been funding organizations since 2007/2008, the first year of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement.


Residential schools: Canada's shameful past

Publié: 17  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 18  Octobre  2011 - Publication: Orillia Packet and Times

Lien http://www.orilliapacket.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3335750&

The purpose of this column is to answer three basic questions. What went wrong in Canada's residential school system? Why did it bring shame to Canada? And what happened to the estimated missing 50,000 children from those schools?


Church struggles to raise funds

Publié: 18  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 18  Octobre  2011 - Publication: Cornwall Standard Freeholder

Lien http://www.standard-freeholder.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3336453

Catholic bishops from across Canada expressed their frustration Monday with meeting a $25-million goal to help aboriginal victims of residential schools.

During the first day of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops annual plenary assembly in Cornwall, about 90 bishops discussed the possibility of falling short on a portion of a residential school settlement backed by Catholic dioceses and other churches that operated native residential schools throughout the majority of the last century.

Part of the tab included a $25-million "best-efforts" Moving Forward Together Campaign, with Catholic entities involved in the administering of residential schools partnering with aboriginal, business and community groups to raise as much of the goal as possible in five years.


Residential school survivors share stories of abuse, recovery

Publié: 14  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 17  Octobre  2011 - Publication: Cape Breton Post

Lien http://www.capebretonpost.com/News/Local/2011-10-14/article-2777756/Residential-school-survivors-share-stories-of-abuse,-recovery/1

A lonely, nighttime wait on a staircase for her father’s return that would not happen is one of the many unpleasant memories Margaret Poullette has of her residential school experience.

It was a set routine she remembered as a four-year-old shortly after arriving at the former Shubenacadie residential school many years ago.

Abuse and cultural loss were some of the other memories she shared publicly on Friday as part of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada hearings in Eskasoni.


Anger has great resilience: degree recipient

Publié: 17  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 17  Octobre  2011 - Publication: Winnipeg Free Press

Lien http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/anger-has-great-resilience-degree-recipient-131966923.html

UNDERNEATH a banner bearing the University of Winnipeg's Latin motto -- "let light and truth flourish" -- Justice Murray Sinclair called for more light on the truth of residential schools.

Sinclair, who became the first aboriginal judge in Manitoba in 1988, was bestowed with an honourary doctorate of laws at the U of W's fall convocation on Sunday.

In front of a few hundred graduates and hundreds of family members, the chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission called for Canada's education system to reflect the unvarnished truth of aboriginal Canadians' experience.


‘Every day I was being beaten for something’: Mi’kmaq woman gives emotional testimony at hearing

Publié: 15  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 17  Octobre  2011 - Publication: Halifax Chronicle-Herald

Lien http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/24869-%E2%80%98every-day-i-was-being-beaten-something%E2%80%99

Lottie Johnson inhaled deeply.

She had just finished telling members of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada about her years at the Shubenacadie Residential School.

Johnson was 10 years old when she was taken from her home in Eskasoni and sent to the Shubenacadie school. She stayed there for three years.

After returning home, she said she had bouts of depression and was suicidal until she found help at the age of 50. And it wasn’t until years after she had recovered from alcoholism that Johnson said she fully realized the harm that had been done to her.

"I still carry a lot of anger," she said.


Diocesan Council Highlights - October 11th, 2011: A brief look at the October meeting of the diocesan governing body.

Publié: 14  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 17  Octobre  2011 - Publication: Web site of the Diocese of New Westminister, Anglican Church of Canada

Lien http://www.vancouver.anglican.ca/News/tabid/27/Mode/ViewArticle/ArticleId/1337/Default.aspx

Presentation 3.1
Beyond the Page: Archives and the TRC – Melanie Wallace
Archivist for the Diocese of New Westminster and the Ecclesiastical Province of BC and the Yukon.

Melanie thanked the Bishop for inviting her to speak.
She began by giving some background on Indian Residential Schools (IRS).

About 3 dozen Residential Schools active between 1820 and 1969 were run by the Anglican Church of Canada throughout Canada, although the church officially withdrew from the Schools in 1969 a few continued into the 1980s.

There were seven schools within the dioceses of the Ecclesiastical Province.

The Archives contains records of three schools, All Hallows, Yale; St. George’s, Lytton, St. Michael’s, Alert Bay (very few references)


Truth commissioners visit Eskasoni

Publié: 14  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 17  Octobre  2011 - Publication: CBC.ca (Nova Scotia)

Lien http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2011/10/14/ns-truth-commission-eskasoni.html

A commission documenting the stories of residential school survivors travelling the country stopped in Eskasoni Friday.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission gives people an opportunity to speak openly, or privately, about the residential school system that existed in Canada for more than 100 years.

Many First Nations people chose to speak privately, but others said they want the world to know what happened to them at the Shubenacadie Residential School.


TRC Eskasoni Hearing

Publié: 13  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 14  Octobre  2011 - Publication: Truth and Reconciliation Commission web site

Lien http://www.myrobust.com/websites/atlantic/File/Share%20your%20truth_Eskasoni_2011-07-2011.pdf

TRC Eskasoni Hearing

In preparation for the Atlantic National Event in October, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) will be in Eskasoni:

Friday October 14, 2011

Sarah Denny Memorial Cultural Centre

9am-6pm


Truth and reconciliation conversations in Antigonish

Publié: 11  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 14  Octobre  2011 - Publication: The Casket

Lien http://www.thecasket.ca/top-news/truth-and-reconciliation-conversations-in-antigonish/

With the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) preparing to hear residential school survivor stories in Halifax later this month (Oct. 26 to 29), a couple of awareness sessions regarding the schools were held in Antigonish last week.


Mass genocide of Mohawks uncovered in Canada; ground penetrating radar reveals hundreds of Indian children buried around former Mohawk Institute School

Publié: 13  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 13  Octobre  2011 - Publication: God Discussion

Lien http://www.goddiscussion.com/82476/mass-genocide-of-mohawks-uncovered-in-canada-ground-penetrating-radar-reveals-hundreds-of-indian-children-buried-around-former-mohawk-institute-school/

In a story that is almost too horrific to believe, what looks to be a childrens' mass burial ground has been discovered around the Mohawk Institute Indian residential school near Brantford, Ontario, Canada.

"According to Rev. Kevin Annett, Secretary of the International Tribunal for Crimes of Church and States (www.itccs.org), the Mohawk Institute was “set up by the Anglican Church of England in 1832 to imprison and destroy generations of Mohawk children. This very first Indian [First Nations] residential school in Canada lasted until 1970, and, like in most residential schools, more than half of the children imprisoned there never returned. Many of them are buried all around the school.”
 


Native youth suicide rates prompt former Lieutenant Governor to write novel: James Bartleman speaks during fourth annual Celebration of First Nations in Bayfield

Publié: 12  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 13  Octobre  2011 - Publication: Seaforth Huron Expositor

Lien http://www.seaforthhuronexpositor.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3330730

As Lieutenant Governor of Ontario from 2002-2007, James Bartleman flew into remote communities in Northern Ontario to find that large numbers of native youth were committing suicide.

Bartleman, the first aboriginal Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, recently wrote the novel "As Long As the River Flows" to examine the long-term damage done by residential schools on generations of native people, culminating in the current crisis with youth suicide and the attempts being made to combat the problem with healing circles.


Residential Schools

Publié: 11  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 13  Octobre  2011 - Publication: CJ107 Radio web site

Lien http://www.cj107radio.com/news/cjn9200_2194_DNS1_01.html

Now that a supervisor at the Beauval Indian Residential School in northern Saskatchewan has been charged with abusing boys in his care, a former student and worker says he always suspected children were being abused. Armand Fiddler told CBC News he never got over being at the Beauval school in the 1960s.


Residential school survivor tells of abuse at Indian Brook hearing

Publié: 12  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 13  Octobre  2011 - Publication: CBC.ca (Nova Scotia)

Lien http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2011/10/12/ns-reconciliation.html

Some survivors of the Shubenacadie Residential School told their stories in public Wednesday at Indian Brook.

About 50 people gathered at the Indian Brook Community Hall to take part in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, a national restitution process for Canada's aboriginal peoples.


Residential school survivors share horrific experiences: ‘I lost my language and they took away my culture'

Publié: 12  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 13  Octobre  2011 - Publication: Truro Daily News

Lien http://www.trurodaily.com/News/Local/2011-10-12/article-2775235/Residential-school-survivors-share-horrific-experiences/1

Frank Thomas remembers the day he was taken to the Shubenacadie Residential School.

The year was 1950 and Thomas was five-years-old. He would spend the next 12 years at the school.

Now 66, he doesn't want the government to forget what happened to him and thousands of other Mi'kmaq children who had similar experiences.

"When I was taken, I didn't know where I was going and when I got to the residential school, I didn't know what I was there for," said the Indian Brook man during the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's hearing here yesterday.


N.S. First Nations share pain, struggle: Truth, reconciliation commission told of abuse

Publié: 13  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 13  Octobre  2011 - Publication: Halifax Chronicle Herald

Lien http://thechronicleherald.ca/Front/1268128.html

Alan Knockwood has struggled for many years trying to find peace.

It has been a difficult and long process dealing with the years he spent in a residential school, but Knockwood said he hopes he is finally on the right path.

"Thirty of those years I spent in a drunken haze, partly because I wanted to forget about what happened in the residential school," he told a hearing of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada on Wednesday.


Residential school lawyers warned about ethics

Publié: 11  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 12  Octobre  2011 - Publication: APTN Investigates

Lien http://aptn.ca/pages/news/2011/10/11/residential-school-lawyers-warned-about-ethics/

Lawyers may see their fees reduced if they break the rules as they guide former students of Indian residential schools through the complex legal process designed to provide compensation for serious physical and sexual abuse suffered at the schools.

That’s what the man in charge told the more than 200 lawyers who have clients participating in the Independent Assessment Process (IAP) in a memo he sent out on June 13.

Daniel Ish, the IAP chief adjudicator, warned the lawyers that “unethical” practices could cost them all or part of their fees. As part of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, the government of Canada is committed to paying lawyers 15 per cent of the compensation awards their clients receive if their claims are ruled legitimate by IAP adjudicators.

But the chief adjudicator’s memo states that 15 per cent is not guaranteed to lawyers who abuse the system.


Trust and Reconciliation Commission to come to Halifax: Up to 600 survivors of the Shubenacadie Indian Residential School may attend.

Publié: 11  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 12  Octobre  2011 - Publication: The Coast

Lien http://www.thecoast.ca/RealityBites/archives/2011/10/11/trust-and-reconciliation-commission-to-come-to-halifax

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada is coming to Halifax, October 26-29. The four-day meeting at the World Trade and Convention Centre is the third of seven “national events” planned by the commission, bringing together survivors of residential schools and their families, academics and representatives of churches and government, with the goal of engaging and educating the public about a largely ignored history and the on-going legacies of the schools.


Hearing on residential schools today in Indian Brook

Publié: 11  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 12  Octobre  2011 - Publication: Truro Daily News

Lien http://www.trurodaily.com/News/Local/2011-10-11/article-2774313/Hearing-on-residential-schools-today-in-Indian-Brook/1

INDIAN BROOK - The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) is hosting a number of hearings throughout Nova Scotia, including in Indian Brook today.

The session takes place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Indian Brook Community Hall.


Hearings begin in Indian Brook for residential school survivors

Publié: 12  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 12  Octobre  2011 - Publication: CBC.ca (Nova Scotia)

Lien http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2011/10/12/ns-reconciliation.html

Residential school survivors and their families in Nova Scotia are getting their first opportunity to share their experiences with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

The commission is holding a hearing Wednesday in Indian Brook. The purpose is not to establish guilt or innocence, but to help anyone who has been affected by the legacy of the residential schools to heal.


Untold Story of Mass Murder by Church and State in Canada (video)

Publié: 10  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 11  Octobre  2011 - Publication: International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State web site

Lien http://itccs.org/

Untold Story of Mass Murder by Church and State in Canada from 666ExposesTheVatican on Vimeo.

(Video duration 25:35.)


Investigations of children's graves continues

Publié: 09  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 11  Octobre  2011 - Publication: International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State web site

Lien http://itccs.org/

Both pro- and anti-government groups in the Mohawk Nation united this past week to endorse the independent investigation into mass graves of children at the former Mohawk Institute Indian residential school. The inquiry was initiated last April by nine elders of the Wolf and Turtle clans.


Coulter invited to link into Circle

Publié: 06  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 07  Octobre  2011 - Publication: Western News (University of Western Ontario)

Lien http:///communications.uwo.ca/western_news/stories/2011/October/coulter_invited__to_link_into_circle.html

The only way reconciliation is possible for Aboriginal peoples in Canada is if there is justice, says Faculty of Education professor Rebecca Coulter.

Coulter, Aboriginal Education director at The University of Western Ontario, was invited by Ontario Lt.-Gov. David Onley to participate in the Circle of Witnesses, the first of a series of cross-cultural dialogues with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC). The event was held in Queen’s Park in Toronto last week.


Indian Residential School Settlement Update for October 5, 2011

Publié: 05  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 07  Octobre  2011 - Publication: NationTalk.ca

Lien http://www.nationtalk.ca/modules/news/article.php?storyid=47528

Update for October 5, 2011:

The Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat has posted updated statistics including details such as the amount of claims received and total compensation distributed from September 19, 2007 to September 1, 2011:

Total number of claims received as of September 1, 2011:
22,680

Total number of claims In Progress:
10,346

Total number of claims Withdrawn and/or Ineligible:
2,156

Total number of ADR/IAP Settled and Decisions Rendered:
10,178

Total Compensation as of September 1, 2011:
$1,171,505,334

The update can be viewed at http://www.iap-pei.ca.

The next status update will be available on October 12, 2011.


Commission finds plenty of tragedy, shame: Truth and Reconciliation Commission travelling across Canada talking to residential school survivors

Publié: 07  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 07  Octobre  2011 - Publication: The Guardian

Lien http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/Opinion/Editorials/2011-10-07/article-2769525/Commission-finds-plenty-of-tragedy,-shame/1

There is an important lesson to learn from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings, dealing with Indian Residential Schools, held Tuesday in Charlottetown. The commission is holding hearings across Canada to hear from aboriginals who would like to share an experience or perspective about the residential schools, their impact, or about reconciliation.

The session in Charlottetown specifically provided former residents an opportunity to discuss their experiences at the Maritime’s only residential school in Shubenacadie, N.S. That testimony might perhaps allow them to move past the pain many have carried with them for years.


Lessons learned: Longtime advocate Lulla Sierra Johns, who survived the residential school experience, hopes an aboriginal-focused school in Vancouver will improve the grades and lives of aboriginal kids.

Publié: 05  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 05  Octobre  2011 - Publication: Vancouver Courier

Lien http://www.vancourier.com/life/Advocate+touts+aboriginal+focused+school/5504035/story.html

Lulla Sierra Johns did more than get through residential school. In the decades that followed, she landed management positions in the Yukon and federal governments, had four children, earned a political science degree from the University of Victoria, overcame depression, worked on land claims for the Dene in the White River First Nation-her First Nation in the Yukon-worked with the David Suzuki Foundation on a biodiversity project, and launched a business called SunDancers Conferences Inc.

Johns' steely determination to overcome obstacles that derailed some residential school students contributed to these achievements. Now she's embarking on what advocates hope will be a watershed project that transforms First Nation students' lives-Johns is helping to co-ordinate the Vancouver School Board's ambitious plan to open an aboriginal-focused school by September 2012.


Abused by nun, native woman tells commission

Publié: 05  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 05  Octobre  2011 - Publication: CBC.ca

Lien http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/story/2011/10/04/pei-truth-reconciliation-584.html

P.E.I. survivors of Indian residential schools had an opportunity Tuesday to testify about their horrific treatment at the hands of the federal government and the church.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission held an all-day hearing at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel. The commission gives people an opportunity to speak openly, or privately, about the residential school system that existed in Canada for more than 100 years.


Audiences de la CVR - Indian Brook

Publié: 04  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 05  Octobre  2011 - Publication: site web de la Commission de vérité et réconciliation du Canada

Lien http://www.myrobust.com/websites/atlantic/File/French_Share%20your%20truth_Indian%20Brook_2011-09-07.pdf

Les audiences de l'Atlantique continuent le 12 octobre à Indian Brook, N.-É. Si vous n'êtes pas en mesure d'y assister, veuillez cliquer ici afin de participer via notre diffusion web.


TRC Indian Brook Hearing

Publié: 04  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 05  Octobre  2011 - Publication: Truth and Reconciliation Commission web site

Lien http://www.myrobust.com/websites/atlantic/File/Share%20your%20truth_Indian%20Brook_2011-07-2011.pdf

The Atlantic Regional Hearings will resume on October 12 in Indian Brook, NS. Those who cannot participate in person can watch and listen to the proceedings from the Indian Brook Hearing via webcast.


Museum Exhibition Proposal - Truth/History of Indian Residential Schools

Publié: 03  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 04  Octobre  2011 - Publication: Aviva Community Fund web site

Lien http://www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf11784

The focus of our project is a professional travelling museum exhibition aiming to transmit the truth regarding the history of the Indian Residential Schools. We want the visitors to understand the nature of the injuries, loss of identity and other aspects as well, including the cultural assimilation that the survivors and their families were subjected to through the residential school system. Furthermore, we are looking to initiate discussions with all of the First Nations and non-Aboriginal populations of Quebec and Canada in a context of reconciliation and healing associated with the past. The main objectives of the exhibition are as follows: • Shedding light on a historical reality that has remained hidden for many years; • Allowing the residential school survivors and their families to express themselves and initiate a healing process.


Volunteers needed for historic Halifax event: Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission meeting here this month

Publié: 03  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 04  Octobre  2011 - Publication: Halifax News Net

Lien http://www.halifaxnewsnet.ca/News/2011-10-03/article-2765598/Volunteers-needed-for-historic-Halifax-event/1

If you’re interested in helping play a role in a significant and historic event taking place in Halifax, this is your chance to step up.

From Oct. 26 to 29, Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission is holding its Atlantic National Event in Halifax.

Volunteers are required to help with a range of tasks. Escorting survivors to and from venues, helping them fill out registration forms, and providing Elder services are just a small sampling of the volunteer roles.


TRC Charlottetown Hearing

Publié: 03  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 04  Octobre  2011 - Publication: Truth and Reconciliation Commission web site

Lien http://www.myrobust.com/websites/atlantic/File/Share%20your%20truth_Charlottetown_2011-07-2011.pdf

TRC Charlottetown Hearing

In preparation for the Atlantic National Event in October, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) will be in Charlottetown:

Tuesday October 4, 2011

Rodd Charlottetown

75 Kent Street

9am-6pm


Seeking truth in Charlottetown

Publié: 30  Septembre  2011 - Ajouter: 03  Octobre  2011 - Publication: The Guardian

Lien http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2011-09-30/article-2764221/Seeking-truth-in-Charlottetown/1

Residential school survivors will have the opportunity Tuesday in Charlottetown to share their unique - and often damaging - experiences.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada is hosting the hearings in preparation for the Atlantic national event Oct. 26-29 in Halifax.

The purpose of the Atlantic hearings are to inform the public about the Commission's work and statement gathering process, and provide survivors with time to reflect and share their experiences in lead up to the TRC's third national event.


Residential Schools

Publié: 30  Septembre  2011 - Ajouter: 03  Octobre  2011 - Publication: CHEX TV

Lien http://www.chextv.com/news/ln/11-09-30/Residential_Schools.aspx

An on-going federal commission on native residential schools is proving to be a frustrating process. As Todd Purvis reports, this is especially true for school victims still waiting for financial compensation.
 
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When parents can’t cope with problem kids (Letter to the Editor)

Publié: 01  Octobre  2011 - Ajouter: 03  Octobre  2011 - Publication: The Chronicle-Journal

Lien http://www.chroniclejournal.com/editorial/letters/2011-10-01/when-parents-can%E2%80%99t-cope-problem-kids

During July and August, the Regional Multicultural Youth Council (RMYC) visited several Thunder Bay neighbourhoods to talk with parents and children regarding their primary concerns. Alcohol and drug abuse, crime, violence, gangs, racism, poverty and employment were the top priorities.
 

Such problems are more pronounced amongst aboriginal families and First Nations communities affected by the legacy of residential schools. This is acknowledged in Prime Minister Harper’s apology on June 11, 2008, that had unanimous support of Parliament:
“ . . . The legacy of Indian residential schools has contributed to social problems that continue to exist in many communities today . . .