Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Aboriginal policy to assimilate, civilize, Christianize, not applied in uniform manner: TRC report

Where there was no pressing demand for aboriginal lands, the federal government delayed taking on the obligations that Treaties created. This was particularly true in the North.

On July 25, 1920, the Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, school journal bleakly observed, 'We are obliged to return to their families several children who have been weakened by illness.'Canada, Department of Interior, Library and Archives Canada, PA-042133.

PUBLISHED :Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015 12:00 AM

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