Truth and Reconciliation Commission final report points to ‘growing crisis’ for indigenous youth – CBC

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 2015377 Views

Dec 14, 2015

Indigenous youth are overrepresented in Canada’s prisons and child-welfare system

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission will make public on Tuesday its final report documenting the history and legacy of Canada’s residential school system, raising serious concerns for current and future generations of First Nations, Inuit and Métis children.

The final report, titled Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future, is the culmination of thousands of hours of heart-wrenching testimony heard in more than 300 communities over a span of six years, from more than 6,000 indigenous women and men who were abused and lived to tell their stories.

“The survivors showed great courage, conviction, and trust in sharing their stories, which, collected here, are now a part of a permanent historical record, never to be forgotten or ignored,” writes Justice Murray Sinclair, the chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, in the final report obtained by CBC News.

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