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Reconciliation and Residential Schools in Canada

Memorials and acts of remembrance have taken place across Canada since the validation of the unmarked graves of 215 children at the Kamloops Indian Residential School. Now, Indigenous groups are calling for action and accountability. This connects to the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and its 94 Calls to Action. Curious about what reconciliation means through the lens of residential schools, or what you can do in your community? Read these curated articles to find out.

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    What is the Truth and Reconciliation Commission?

    Explaining the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), its Calls to Action, and what reconciliation means in Canada.

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    What steps are being taken towards reconciliation?

    Evaluating how the Canadian government has made strides on the TRC's 94 Calls to Action. In addition, this progress begs the question of whether there will be similar actions taken in the United States where Indian Residential Schools also operated.

    What You can do to get involved

    Wondering how to participate in reconciliation in your community? Read these stories to find out where help is needed now, and find ways to contribute.

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