Jan 19, 2012
The TRC (Truth and Reconciliation Commission), a body created by the Settlement Agreement of 2008 http://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1100100015638 , drew dignitaries, commissioners, witnesses and observers to the First Nations University in Regina, Jan. 16, 17,18/2012.
The process used in Regina will be repeated in 11 other gatherings in Saskatchewan to be held over the next 3 months http://www.nationtalk.ca/modules/news/article.php?storyid=50184 Why? As one commissioner said, “to ensure that there will be a public record--a memory of what happened in the schools. Also, “Many survivors never told their stories. The Children do not know why they are the way they are. The TRC is trying to bring a solution to that.”
I was able to attend the opening session and a portion of the testimonies given Jan 16 and 17th.
Some of the testimonies I heard were soft and barely audible,...Read More