Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Prime Minister Harper To Announce Apology To Natives

Canadian Prime Minister Harper will be announcing the official federal government apology to Canadian Natives who were affected by Canada's prior policy with residential schools at 3 pm EST on Wednesday June 11, 2008. There will be coverage of this announcement by CBC. For decades, native children were taken away from families to attend these residential schools. Many of these native children did not survive and return back to their families. Among those who did return, their native culture were taken away by the missionaries who taught at these residential schools.

Only now are Canada's native people starting to reclaim their culture back with a renewed interest in native Canadian art as well as language and customs.

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