Indigenous advocates won’t turn down visit by UN special rapporteur, but are focused on need for criminal prosecution for residential school abuses
Indigenous leaders and advocates want to see those responsible for the abuses that took place in residential schools held criminally responsible for their actions. Some say the only way to do this is through the International Criminal Court, but that body says it cannot investigate crimes that took place prior to 2002.
From left, Innu Senator Michéle Audette, Mi'kmaq lawyer Pam Palmater, Ojibwe journalist Tanya Talaga, and Indigenous advocate Rose LeMay say they all want to see abusers from the residential schools and those who enabled them held criminally responsible for their actions. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and courtesy of the Senate of Canada