Not long ago, I stood just a few metres back from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the day the Truth and Reconciliation Commission released its final report on the Canadian residential school legacy. The air in the room was heavy, sobering, and rich with sage. Many, if not all, of our eyes, were clouded by tears as we looked on to witness Justice Murray Sinclair, Chief Wilton Littlechild, and Dr. Marie Wilson collectively cap off an historic six-year mandate—one that laid bare the horrifying residential school experience for what it was: a sickening, culturally genocidal institution designed by racists to “kill the Indian in the child.”
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