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Statement of apology to former students of Indian Residential Schools

Statement of apology to former students of Indian Residential Schools
PDF Version (12 Kb, 2 Pages) On Wednesday June 11, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time), the Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, made a Statement of Apology to former students of Indian Residential Schools, on behalf of the Government of Canada. Prime Minister Harper offers full apology on behalf of Canadians for the Indian Residential Schools system 11 June 2008 Ottawa, OntarioStatement of Apology The treatment of children in Indian Residential Schools is a sad chapter in our history. For more than a century, Indian Residential Schools separated over 150,000 Aboriginal children from their families and communities. One hundred and thirty-two federally-supported schools were located in every province and territory, except Newfoundland, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. The legacy of Indian Residential Schools has contributed to social problems that continue to exist in many communities today. Prime Minister of Canada Additional Information

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This article shows the neglect that the goverment had against the aboriginals. At the time the gouverments intentions were not for the sake of the aboriganals. Although, to this day, the government now recognizes that the consequences of the Residential Schools were negative. by hilallebrun Oct 26

In this apology letter written by the canadien prime minister of Canada in 2008, you can see and read about how hard the life for the students of these schools must of been. We can also unederstand that the things that happend in those schools will marked those people lifes for ever and I think no apology in the world could bring back the years they spent in those schools. by stuartghita Oct 26

This link brings you to the official apology letter written by the Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper for the Indian Residential Schools system. It was written on the 11th of June 2008, in Ottawa, Ontario. Harper begins by giving a brief history of the system and then apologises for the many consequences these schools brought to aboriginal families. by hazbounwasher Oct 24

In this pearl, is the official apolagy made by the canadien government to the aboriginals to say sorry for the trauma they were forced to go through in residential schools. The apolagy might have made a slite difference in the lives of a small amount of aboriginals who where not in the schools for a long time, but for the rest ( the most of them ) a simple apolagy does not sufice for a lifetime taken away from them. by simlaramee Oct 23

After 13 years, the prime minister of Canada Stephen Harper excused himself behalf the Canadian government for the Indian Residential School system. Many Indians think it is far too late. The government offers to give payments to these people for a couple of years. Even though the government gave its apologies, we believe that the Indians are still scared by these events and nothing will repair them. by grigorislarose Oct 18

In this pearl, we see the apoligies that the Prime Minister made to all the aboriginal communities. It was very nice of him and ethic. But for all the damages that they did to the Indians, an apoligy was not enough by dufresnehernandez Oct 17

On June 11th, 2008, Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued an apology to all aboriginal communities on behalf of the Government of Canada. This apology was issued on television, 12 years after the last Aboriginal school closed. Stephen Harper acknoledges that words cannot excuse the damage caused by the residential schools. While there was an Aboriginal representative at the Parliment accepting the Government's apology, many Aboriginals felt that the apology was given far too late and was not sincere. by bertrandlegaulthernandez Oct 15

In this webpage the Prime Minister Harper offers full apology on behalf of Canadians for the Indian Residential Schools system. by boccanfusothirion Oct 15

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