TRC report summary suggests education key to reconciliation

June 3, 2015

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) has released the summary of its final report including 94 recommendations aimed at different levels of government, schools, societies, churches, and Aboriginal organizations. Recommendations include creating a National Centre and Council for Truth and Reconciliation, developing a joint strategy to address education and employment gaps, eliminating funding discrepancies between Aboriginal children educated on-reserve and those educated off-reserve, and drafting new Aboriginal education legislation with full participation by Aboriginal peoples that protects language and culture. “Education is the key to reconciliation,” said TRC Chair Justice Murray Sinclair, noting the recommendation that all children in Canadian schools should be taught the history and legacy of residential schools. CBC (1) | CBC (2) | TRC Summary