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Ottawa Inuit speak at Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Survivors of the residential school system told their stories to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Ottawa on Thursday.
A Truth and Reconciliation hearing was held in Ottawa Thursday for its large Inuit population. 2:18

Survivors of the residential school system and their relatives told their stories to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Ottawa on Thursday.

The Canadian Government funded church-run school programs for aboriginal children during the 1800's and 1900's. Many of the 150,000 First Nations, Inuit, and Metis children attending the schools endured physical, sexual, and emotional abuse.

The commission was established in 2007 to teach other Canadians about what happened at the schools. Waubgeshig Rice filed this report about what the chance to speak means for Ottawa's Inuit community.