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TRC report: 5 stories of residential school escapees who died – CBC

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 2015398 Views

Accounts of ill-fated escapes contained in final report of TRC

Dec 14, 2015

The final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada was released Monday and reveals in chilling detail the horrors of the residential school system.

Within its over 3,700 pages are stories of children forcibly separated from their families, communities, language and culture who ended up suffering shocking rates of mental, physical and sexual abuse.

Over 3,200 of those children never returned home, with many of their bodies buried in unmarked cemeteries across the country. The majority were taken by disease — tuberculosis, influenza, typhoid and other maladies.

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