Alberta becomes first province to apologize to residential school survivors, then calls for action on MMIW – APTN

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Alberta becomes first province to apologize to residential school survivors, then calls for action on MMIW – APTN

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 2015303 Views

June 23, 2015

EDMONTON — The Alberta Government apologized to victims of residential schools Monday, the first province in Canada to do so and also joined other jurisdictions to call for an inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women.

“Although the Province of Alberta did not establish this system, members of this Chamber did not take a stand against it,” said Notley in a ministerial statement during session at the Alberta Legislature. “For this silence, we apologize.”

She said the past is too painful to endure on one’s own, to the former children who entered the schools “alone and frightened.”

“In the journey of reconciliation you no longer have to walk alone. Your truth has woken our conscience and our sense of justice.”

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