What’s Happening in Ottawa for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Next Friday, September 30th, is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. There are many events happening throughout the city that you can attend to help support Indigenous families and communities on a day for somber reflection. If you head down to LeBreton Flats Park, you can join APTN and the National Centre for Truth […]

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Toronto’s Ryerson University Has Been Renamed Toronto Metropolitan University

After months of deliberation, Toronto‘s Ryerson University finally has a new name. From now on, the school will be known as Toronto Metropolitan University. Calls for the school to be renamed came after the discovery of unmarked graves on the grounds of several former residential schools. Shortly after, the statue of Egerton Ryerson that stood […]

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Pope Francis Willing to Visit Canada as Part of Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples

VATICAN CITY – The Vatican says Pope Francis has agreed to visit Canada to help ongoing efforts at reconciliation with Indigenous peoples following revelations of the Catholic church’s role in the abuse and deaths of thousands of children. In a brief statement, the Vatican said the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has invited the pope […]

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How You Can Make A Difference This National Day For Truth And Reconciliation

The National Day For Truth And Reconciliation is about more than wearing an orange shirt. It’s about reflecting on the treatment of Indigenous peoples, the legacy of Residential Schools, and how everyday people can take action against injustice. In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada released a report detailing 94 Calls To Action […]

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First Nations Seek Answers From North Vancouver Residential School

Three First Nations from British Columbia are launching an initiative to investigate St. Paul’s Indian Residential School in North Vancouver. The purpose of the investigation is to find answers about the children that once attended the school. This comes after more than 5000 bodies have been discovered in unmarked graves at the sites of former […]

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Government of Canada Enhancing Support For Indigenous Communities

The Canadian Government is taking further steps towards reconciliation. The federal government  announced Tuesday that it is taking action in order to ensure enhanced support for Indigenous communities across Canada. This is widely considered to be a direct response to the intergenerational trauma of the residential school system that was in place from 1828 to […]

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Cowessess First Nation says it has found 751 unmarked graves at site of former residential school.

Cowessess First Nation says it has found 751 unmarked graves at the site of a former residential school. Ground-penetrating radar recently discovered the graves at the former Marieval Indian Residential School. It says they number is the highest to date found in Canada. The school, about 160 kilometres east of Regina, was built in 1899 […]

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