Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
Volume One, Summary : Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the FutureBook - 2015
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The federal government of Canada has estimated that at least 150,000 First Nation, Métis, and Inuit students passed through the aboriginal school system between 1878 to 1996. The death toll at the residential schools has been estimated to be from 3,000 to as high as 6,000 due to infectious diseases and the consequences of various abuses. Most of these deaths occurred before 1940 when the mortality rate was about double the death rate for non-aboriginal children. As of December 2012 a total of $1.62 billion has been paid to 78,750 former students from the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. This book outlines this tragedy and presents the 94 recommendations for healing and reconciliation. This summary volume concludes with end notes and a bibliography but no index.
This book summarizes the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada which was submitted on December 5,2015.
Reconciliation in this context can be defined as "an ongoing process of establishing and maintaining respectful relationships" among First Nations, Inuit, Metis and the people of Canada.
The report charts some of the ways that may lead to reconciliation, including a summary description and background for each of the 94 Calls to Action.
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