First National Event, June 16-19th

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission is part of a comprehensive response to the legacy of Indian Residential Schools as set out in the Residential Schools’ Settlement Agreement reached in May 2006. The Commission is mandated to look at activities within residential schools, as well as the impacts of the schools’ stated aim to assimilate Aboriginal children. The National Consultation in Winnipeg will be an opportunity for survivors of residential schools, their families and communities, church members, people of faith, and other concerned Canadians to gather for truth telling, learning and reflection, artistic expression, remembering and commemorating, healing, repenting, and reconciling.

UPDATE: The event program is available through the TRC’s website www.trc.ca