Justice Murray Sinclair: TRC report, second chance at equal relationship
More than six thousand aboriginal people shared their stories over the past six years, as the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, or TRC, traveled the country, meeting with those whose lives were affected by residential schools.
Yesterday the TRC released its summary report, and while the commission's job may be done, many say the real work is just getting started.
There are 94 policy recommendations in the report... touching on education, justice and health.
There is a call for an inquiry into Canada's missing and murdered aboriginal women.
And much, much more.
Through its nearly 400 pages, it chronicles a litany of racism, rape, assault and death... describing this long episode in our country's life as cultural genocide.
Justice Murray Sinclair, Manitoba's first aboriginal judge, is the chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. He was in our Ottawa studio.
This segment was produced by The Current's Howard Goldenthal.
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