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Profile: Honorable Justice Murray Sinclair

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Justice Murray Sinclair is the chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission which is travelling across the country chronicling stories of residential school survivors.

The testimonies will be collected as an archive about a shameful chapter in the history of Canada's relationship with Aboriginal peoples.

"There is not one Aboriginal person in this country who has not been touched by the residential school experience. It's that simple. Anybody over the age of fifty was probably a residential school student, or their immediate parent was", says Sinclair about the impact of the schools.

Sinclair was appointed Associate Chief Judge of the Provincial Court of Manitoba in 1988 and to the Court of Queen's Bench of Manitoba in 2001. He was Manitoba's first Aboriginal Judge.

He has been awarded numerous community awards, as well as a National Aboriginal Achievement Award.

Watch an interview with Justice Murray Sinclair.


Truth and Reconciliation Commission