Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017
Marie Wilson has more than 30 years of professional experience as an award-winning journalist, trainer, and senior executive manager. She was a commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential Schools.
Canada’s residential school system was a partnership between the federal government and the churches. When it came to the Métis, the partners had differing agendas.
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.
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