‘Give us the records’: New head of NCTR says church needs to hand over school documents – APTN News

‘Give us the records’: New head of NCTR says church needs to hand over school documents – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on December 1, 202170 Views

The confirmation of unmarked graves at the sites of former residential schools has led to a global awakening on the effects of the harmful policy says the executive director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.

Stephanie Scott, who has been with the NCTR since 2016, had only been in her new leadership position for a little over two months when 215 remains were located in unmarked graves on the former site of the Kamloops Indian Residential School.

Scott remembers being in bed when the texts started rolling in about the news. Despite being aware of the existence of the graves, “it was still horrendous news to get.”

In the weeks that followed, the NCTR was overwhelmed. There was no time to plan out how to respond. Communities, survivors and families needed the NCTR team to help manage the harm that had become very visible.

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