Residential school records needed to answer ‘hard questions’: special interlocutor – APTN News

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Residential school records needed to answer ‘hard questions’: special interlocutor – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on January 18, 202311 Views

Jan 18, 2023

The records are important because they represent ‘a path to the truth,’ says Kimberly Murray.

The fight is not over to find records that could answer “hard questions” about unmarked graves at Canada’s residential schools, including who the missing children were and how they died, said the woman appointed to work with Indigenous communities in searches underway across the country.

The Canadian government and the religious groups that signed the 2006 Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement following a landmark class-action lawsuit were required to provide their records to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, but many are still missing, special interlocutor Kimberly Murray said.

While most of those documents are held by Catholic entities, Murray said she has personal experience finding additional records that hadn’t been shared after Anglican officials in Canada indicated everything had been turned over.

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