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The group were the children who had suffered through the Residential Schools program. They were forcibly removed from their parents, and denied their cultural identities, to be taken to state-sponsored schooling. This year they won a court settlement in which one of the provisions was to establish a Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The report released last week has had a mixed reception at the government level. The Conservative government in power has been slow to commit to any of the recommendations, while the opposition Liberal government has said that if they win the September elections they would implement them. The full report will be released later this year. The Wire's Kayla Dickeson reports.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission released a report with 94 recommendations to address the colonial legacy of Canada. The commission was established after First Nation peoples came together to launch a class action against the Canadian government.

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Thursday, June 11 2015
Produced By Kayla Dickeson
Featured in storyMarie Wilson, Truth and Reconciliation CommissionerBetty Ann Lavallee, National Chief for the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples in CanadaProfessor Shawn Wilson, University of Sydney
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