truthandreconcilliation(The Canadian Press)  After six years of emotional testimony, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission has released its report on the horrors of Canada’s residential school system.
It calls the system nothing short of “cultural genocide,” noting seven generations of Indian, Metis and Inuit children were ripped from their families and their communities.
The commission’s report makes 94 recommendations — everything from greater police independence and reducing the number of aboriginal children in foster care to restrictions on the use of conditional and mandatory minimum sentences.
The last residential school — located outside of Regina — closed in 1996.