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OTTAWA—Commissions of inquiry usually do two things: they notably make recommendations about the issue at hand, but just as important is the dialogue that takes place through hearings and other communications during the lifetime of the commission. When it comes to indigenous issues, the dialogue part is huge. It starts with acknowledging the harm that was done and how the effects of that harm carries through today. Then it’s about acknowledging the affect that the past has on

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Trudeau government serious about a nation-to-nation relationship, changing governance of Canada

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The Liberal government of Justin Trudeau is really the first government in our history that wants to do this right, that accepts that we need to hear, and listen, and acknowledge and feel the reality of the past.

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