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Dans les médias - archives: 2015-05

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Did Canada hear its residential school survivors?

Publié: 28 Mai 2015 - Ajouter: 29 Mai 2015 - Publication:


Next week will mark the end of government funding to investigate the truth and impact of residential schools through the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC). The TRC's goals were to educate Canadians about this dark part of our history and support the healing of residential school survivors.

Do Canadians now understand their complicity in First Nations' health and social challenges? Are we ready to accept that the abuse First Nations suffered at the hands of our government continues to debilitate their communities? 

'We need to rebuild:' Residential school report to show extent of abuse

Publié: 29 Mai 2015 - Ajouter: 29 Mai 2015 - Publication: CTV news


The Truth and Reconciliation Commission examining Canada's Indian residential schools is to release a summary of its final report Tuesday after hearing testimony from 7,000 survivors. The final report marks the end of a five-year exploration of one of the darkest chapters in Canada's history.

For survivors such as Cachagee, the torment doesn't abate with the commission's report. "We don't need to heal, we need to rebuild," said Cachagee, who now counsels other survivors in Sault Ste Marie, Ont.

Chief Justice says Canada attempted ‘cultural genocide’ on aboriginals

Publié: 28 Mai 2015 - Ajouter: 29 Mai 2015 - Publication: The Globe and Mail


Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin says Canada attempted to commit “cultural genocide” against aboriginal peoples, in what she calls the worst stain on Canada’s human-rights record.
Genocide – an attempt to destroy a people, in whole or part – is a crime under international law. The United Nations’ Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, adopted in 1948, does not use the phrase “cultural genocide,” but says genocide may include causing serious mental harm to a group.

Saskatoon to honour end of Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Publié: 27 Mai 2015 - Ajouter: 28 Mai 2015 - Publication: The StarPhoenix


A round dance, community lunch and a balloon releasing ceremony will help mark the end of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Saskatoon next Tuesday.

“This is a day for us to be able to get together — for all citizens — to get together as one to work toward the healing process that so many are looking forward to having,” Mayor Don Atchison told reporters Wednesday

Stephen Harper urged to show leadership on residential schools

Publié: 27 Mai 2015 - Ajouter: 28 Mai 2015 - Publication: Ottawa Citizen


Opposition party leaders are calling on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to show personal “leadership” in his government’s public response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) next week.
But it’s unclear if Harper will even participate in the closing events for the six-year probe of the aboriginal residential school system.

Does Ottawa truly want truth and reconciliation?

Publié: 27 Mai 2015 - Ajouter: 28 Mai 2015 - Publication: The Star


On Sunday, the final event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada will kick-off in Ottawa. The truth is, after seven years, many Canadians still don't really know what this commission is.
The most common misconception is that it was initiated by the government of Canada. There is a sad irony in this, given that Ottawa has ignored and resisted the work of the TRC from the start. Meanwhile, it has spent the last seven years enacting legislation and policies that, far from rectifying the relationship between Indigenous people and the Canadian government, serve to perpetuate the systemic inequalities that the residential schools worked so hard to entrench.

Archbishop urges penance for mistreatment of aboriginal children at residential schools

Publié: 26 Mai 2015 - Ajouter: 27 Mai 2015 - Publication: Ottawa Citizen


The Catholic Archbishop of Ottawa is calling on followers of the faith to “repent” and seek forgiveness for how the church mistreated thousands of aboriginal children in residential schools for many decades.
The message is contained in a pastoral letter written by Archbishop Terrence Prendergast and comes just days before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) releases the findings of its six-year probe into this controversial chapter of Canadian history.

Residential school survivors recall arrests

Publié: 25 Mai 2015 - Ajouter: 27 Mai 2015 - Publication: Timmins Press


TIMMINS - A group of nine survivors of the Bishop Horden Indian Residential School are hoping to set a legal precedent that could reopen hundreds of investigations into abuse at residential schools across Canada.

Lawyers for the former students and the Assembly of First Nations were in Ontario Superior Court last Wednesday, May 20, arguing that the federal Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs has an obligation under the compensation settlement with residential school survivors to search for evidence to corroborate claims of abuse outside of their own records. That includes sifting through decades-old police reports and court documents if need be.

Teachings about aboriginals 'simply wrong', says Murray Sinclair

Publié: 24 Mai 2015 - Ajouter: 27 Mai 2015 - Publication: Ottawa Citizen


Canadians must acknowledge that for generations their public schools have fed them misinformation about aboriginal people, says the chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Justice Murray Sinclair, whose commission has examined the history and abuses that took place in Indian residential schools, made the comment in a personal interview with the Citizen.

As Truth and Reconciliation Commission ends, hard facts about residential schools remain chilling

Publié: 21 Mai 2015 - Ajouter: 27 Mai 2015 - Publication:


The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) will hold its closing events in Ottawa between May 31 and June 3, 2015. The TRC was established in 2008 as a part of the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement in order to inform Canadians about the history and legacy of such schools. For more than 130 years, the institutions were operated by the government and by Canadian churches on the government's behalf. A second portion of the TRC mandate is to inspire a process leading toward reconciliation within Aboriginal families, and between Aboriginal peoples and non-Aboriginal communities, churches, governments -- and Canadians in general.

Here are some facts about residential schools that shouldn't be forgotten:

Truth and Reconciliation Commission to mark end of work after six years, in Ottawa

Publié: 25 Mai 2015 - Ajouter: 27 Mai 2015 - Publication: The Hill time


After six years of work and at a cost of roughly $60-million, the historic Truth and Reconciliation Commission will mark the end of its investigation to collect survivor testimonies and learn the true impact of Canada’s residential school system when it begins to release its final massive, multi-part report in Ottawa from May 31 to June 3.  

“It’s taken them this full amount of time [six years] almost to get to the truth,” said Liberal MP Carolyn Bennett (St. Paul’s, Ont.), her party’s aboriginal affairs critic.

First Nations group wants wider search for files related to residential school abuse

Publié: 19 Mai 2015 - Ajouter: 25 Mai 2015 - Publication: The Star


The Assembly of First Nations and a lawyer representing some survivors of Canada’sresidential schools are set to ask a judge Wednesday to order Ottawa to search further for documents related to abuse that victims suffered in the schools.
The First Nations umbrella group wants Canada to search all federal departments and agencies for the historical records, while Ottawa lawyer Fay Brunning, who is representing nine former attendees of one particular school in Ontario, wants the search to “at least’’ involve the RCMP, Health Canada and Department of Justice.

Bishop Horden residential school survivors fight Ottawa in court

Publié: 20 Mai 2015 - Ajouter: 22 Mai 2015 - Publication: CBC News

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A group of aboriginal residential school survivors was in Ontario Superior Court Wednesday asking a judge to force the federal government to search for documents the former residents believe will help corroborate their claims of abuse.

The nine former students attended Bishop Horden residential school in Moose Factory, Ont. in the 1960s. They have pursued claims through the independent assessment process, the system set up under the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement for former students to seek compensation for abuse.

Indian Residential School survivors urged to complete IAP compensation claims

Publié: 22 Mai 2015 - Ajouter: 22 Mai 2015 - Publication: CBC News


As the process to compensate Indian residential school survivors who suffered severe abuse winds down, efforts are being made to reach out to former students who started claims and have not followed up.

Anyone who suffered sexual or severe physical abuse at one of the schools First Nations children across the country were forced to attend could make a claim for compensation under the Independent Assessment Process or IAP.