Basically this.. injustices have happened throughout history, I don't think we need to dwell on them all.
Sure - adjusting history education in public schools to represent the truth would be great. There are many other aspects of Canadian curriculum that could be changed as well while were at it..
It was shameful.
It's not about dwelling on it, it's about reconciliation.
Best quote I've read is this one:
Valcourt said reconciliation is not to "forgive and forget, but to remember and change."
Canadians must believe in the need for reconciliation with Aboriginal Peoples to repair the damage caused by residential schools, aboriginal leaders said Tuesday, as the Truth and Reconciliation Commission released its summary report and findings.
Justice Murray Sinclair, chair of the commission, called for changes in policies and programs, as well as commemoration through education and memorials, in introducing the commission's summary report and 94 recommendations.
"Words are not enough," Sinclair said, to address the "cultural genocide" of residential schools on aboriginal communities.
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"Reconciliation is not an aboriginal problem — it is a Canadian problem. It involves all of us."
Aboriginal leaders, church representatives and government and opposition leaders all acknowledged the commission's work is just the beginning, with many agreeing the history and legacy of residential schools should be part of the Canadian education curriculum.