Topic: truth and reconciliation

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Ottawa allows Indigenous people to reclaim birth names on official documents

The federal government is moving ahead with two recommendations from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. One allows Indigenous people to reclaim their birth names on official documents, while the other establishes the first commissioner of Indigenous languages.
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Indigenous leaders seek papal apology for Catholic Church’s role in residential schools

WARNING: This story contains distressing details. Residential school survivors, Indigenous leaders and advocates are calling on the Vatican for an official papal apology for the abuse and trauma inflicted on Indigenous children forced to attend the mostly Catholic Church-run institutions.
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Regina Huda School student learns about Truth and Reconciliation by speaking to a residential school survivor and journalist

A school assignment has left a mark on two lives. Ishmal Akbar, a student at Regina Huda School, wanted to know more about Truth and Reconciliation for an assignment, so she contacted Kerry Benjoe, a residential school survivor and CBC journalist. The exchange ended up having an impact on both of them. Akbar and Benjoe speak to guest host Peter Mills about the experience.
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Sinclair: Five years after Truth and Reconciliation 'calls to action,' urgency is losing steam

Senator Murray Sinclair joined Garth Materie on the fifth anniversary of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's "calls to action." He says it's time for a renewed sense of urgency to implement the calls.
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Senator Sinclair offers support for RCMP commissioner in fighting racism

Sen. Murray Sinclair says RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki has his support to stay in her role. Another senator called for Lucki’s resignation over her comments about systemic racism in the RCMP.
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Wet’suwet’en coverage: Has the media been fair? | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

As the Wet’suwet’en land dispute story continues to dominate the headlines, critics wonder: Are journalists giving it fair coverage?

Regina open forum on reconciliation aims to keep momentum going

Reconciliation Regina held an open forum discussion this week to give residents a chance to voice their questions and opinions surrounding reconciliation.

Early whistleblower on residential schools showcased in display at United Way of Winnipeg

A small exhibit in the lobby of the United Way tells the story of a doctor who sounded the alarm on the deplorable conditions in residential schools more than a century ago.

Victoria councillors pass motion to remove John A. Macdonald statue

In a 7-1 vote, Victoria city council approved a motion Thursday to have the statute temporarily removed from the front steps of city hall on Saturday.
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Episode 396: Hannah Gadsby's Nanette, Douglas Coupland, Buzzfeed's Guide to Language, Tomson Highway & more

Archiving Vancouver's LGBTQ history, Hannah Gadsby redefines the stand-up special, Douglas Coupland embraces 3D printing, Tomson Highway and more.
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Is the Canadian government delivering on Truth and Reconciliation

More than two years ago the Canadian government promised to bring justice and equality to Indigenous people following the Truth and Reconciliation commission. There were 94 calls to action in the report — this CBC News exclusive progress report digs into whether the government is delivering on its promises
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Wondering how to get involved in reconciliation? Ask yourself these 5 questions

In 2015, the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation was created to preserve the memory of Canada's residential school system and legacy. Located in Winnipeg, it is home to the permanent collection of statements, documents and other materials.

Indigenous languages in Canada can and should be made official, expert says

Making all 60 Indigenous languages in Canada official, along with English and French, is entirely doable, according to a University of Victoria expert.
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“The inquiry itself is not the solution”: Pam Palmater, Mi'kmaw lawyer and professor, on lessons learned from past inquiries

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Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett responds to criticisms about government response to inquiry’s recommendations.

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"Why don't residential school survivors just get over it?" Senator Murray Sinclair's reply.

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"It’s been hurting for 15 years": Bridget Tolley talks to Anna Maria Tremonti about moving forward and her search for justice for her mother.

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Winnipeg artist sews TRC's 94 calls to action into Canadian flags

Helene Vosters A Winnipeg artist is stitching together pieces of Canada's past with an iconic symbol in hopes of creating a better future. Helene Vosters is sewing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's 94 calls to action into 58 Canadian flags.
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Bennett: 'more children in care now than height of Residential schools'

The Minister of Indigenous Affairs and Northern Development Carolyn Bennett says that the system needs to change now and the provinces and territories need to get on board.

People in Thunder Bay invited to watch premiere of Gord Downie's 'The Secret Path'

Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler and CBC Thunder Bay Executive Producer Michael Dick are inviting people from Thunder Bay and the surrounding area to watch CBC’s premiere broadcast of Gord Downie’s 'The Secret Path' at a free community event this Sunday.

Haida reconciliation totem pole heads to Vancouver

Haida carver Jim Hart says the giant red cedar commemorates those who lost their lives in residential schools.

Blanket exercise unfurls Indigenous history for Saskatoon leaders

The City of Saskatoon is using blankets to unfurl the history of colonization in Canada.

Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux named Lakehead University chair for truth and reconciliation

On Friday, Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux was named Lakehead University's first chair for truth and reconciliation.

B.C. allocates $2 million for First Nations repatriation efforts

The province has awarded the Royal B.C. Museum funding to develop a program with First Nations communities to return artifacts and ancestral remains to their rightful communities.

Businesses have work to do on reconciliation: TRC chair

One of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action targeted businesses, but calls to several companies operating in the North found many owners had never even heard of it.

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