Ontario Making it Easier and More Affordable for Indigenous Communities to Access Vital Government Services

The Ontario government is providing financial relief for Indigenous peoples and communities by permanently waiving fees for death records and delayed registration of death for children who attended Indian Residential Schools. The province is also permanently eliminating fees for reclaiming a traditional Indigenous name…

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Catholic Church historian looking for ‘honest assessment’ of Indigenous boarding schools in Oklahoma

An oral historian has begun conducting interviews with people whose family histories are intertwined with Oklahoma Catholic boarding schools for Native Americans. The interviews of former boarding school students and their descendants are being conducted to glean information for the Oklahoma Catholic Native Schools Project…

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‘CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY’: Canada needs to investigate residential schools, says MKO

The residential school system as an institution was a crime against humanity and should be investigated as such, a Manitoba grand chief says. Last week, Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Grand Chief Garrison Settee said MKO was reiterating calls for the government of Canada to commence an investigation into the Indian…

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Premier apologizes to residential school survivors of Makkovik and Hopedale

Premier Andrew Furey brought apologies to residential school survivors Thursday in the Inuit coastal communities of Makkovik and Hopedale — although at least one young resident says the gesture has limited value for the next generation without commitments on top of words. Aaju Lightfoot, 11, chose not to attend the apology…

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