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Ottawa, Anglican Church make agreement

In 1928, a government official predicted Canada would end its "Indian problem" within two generations. Church-run, government-funded residential schools for native children were supposed to prepare them for life in white society. But the aims of assimilation meant devastation for those who were subjected to physical, sexual and emotional abuse. Decades later, aboriginal people began to share their stories and demand acknowledgement of — and compensation for — their stolen childhoods.

 Native leaders say it's a positive step that Ottawa and the Anglican Church are addressing claims by residential school survivors.

Medium: Television
Program: The National
Broadcast Date: Nov. 19, 2002
Guests: Matthew Coon Come, Tony Merchant, Grant Severeight
Host: Peter Mansbridge
Reporter: David Common
Duration: 2:21

Last updated: October 9, 2013

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