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Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Commission de vérité et réconciliation du Canada

Alternate Title Commission de vérité et réconciliation du Canada
Creator Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
Organization Type Other organization types
Organization Based In Canada
Geographic Focus Canada
Subjects Inuit -- Education; Education; Transitional justice; Truth commissions; Métis -- Education; Off-reservation boarding schools; Indians of North America -- Education
Summary The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada has a mandate to investigate the residential schools set up in Canada ca. 1870-1996.These government-funded, church-run schools were set up to eliminate parental involvement in the intellectual, cultural, and spiritual development of Aboriginal children. In English and French.
Languages English; French