How did our community survive this?

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Why did so many aboriginal children not return home safely from residential school? The Missing Children Project, part of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, is looking for answers as researchers investigate the deaths, disappearances and burial places among the 150,000 children attending these government-funded schools over a 150 year period.

“It’s a huge project,” says Kimberly Murray, Executive Director of the TRC and a member of the Kahnesatake Mohawk Nation. “We are continuing to add (deceased or missing) children’s names. These figures will be the last thing we do before we turn off the lights on the report.”

The full interview with Kimberly Murray is in the June issue of New Internationalist magazine and is on line at – http://newint.org/sections/agenda/2014/06/01/canada-truth-and-reconciliation/

-Janet Nicol

For more information about the work of the Missing Children Project go to http://www.trc.ca/

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