TRC Halifax 2011

Happy birthday, grandmother!

The Atlantic National Event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC), held in Halifax Oct. 26 to 29, closed with a birthday...
Earl Sack (left), kept the sacred fire burning during the four-day Atlantic National Event. Photo: Marites N. Sison

Language warriors and more

In the 1990s, hundreds of survivors from Shubenacadie were the first to file a class action lawsuit against the federal government for loss of language and culture, and for physical and sexual abuse.

Video highlights of Atlantic National Event

Video highlights of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Atlantic National Event, held Oct. 26 to 29 in Halifax, are now available on the...
Grandchildren of residential school survivors help them celebrate missed birthdays. Photo: Marites N. Sison

Tell your children how you survived: Justice Sinclair

For many of Canada's aboriginal children, the residential school experience taught them to hate themselves, their families and their culture.
David Barnard, president of the University of Manitoba. Photo: Marites N. Sison

University apology ‘one of the most important’

The chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) has applauded the formal apology presented to aboriginals across Canada by the University of Manitoba as "one of the most important we've received so far."