Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission finds government committed “cultural genocide” against Canadian indigenous peoples for more than a century.
- Report finds 3,201 died while in the schools–often because of mistreatment or neglect–though some research suggests more.
- The Commission offers 94 recommendations, including the adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, child welfare system reform and amendment of Canada’s oath of citizenship.
- Canadian aboriginals still face structural inequality, being disproportionately incarcerated and present in child welfare caseloads.
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