The Canadian Press

2017-11-24 | Residential-Schools-Apology

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized on behalf of the government of Canada for abuse and cultural losses to former students at five residential schools in Newfoundland and Labrador. They were left out of a compensation package and national apology in 2008 by former prime minister Stephen Harper, but in 2016, the Liberal government offered to settle a class-action lawsuit for 50-million dollars. Trudeau issued the apology during a highly emotional ceremony in Happy Valley-Goose Bay as some residential school survivors wept openly. (Trudeau's apology was accepted by residential school survivor Toby Obed on behalf of other survivors. Obed said he accepted the apology, even though some in his community didn't want him to. Innu leaders boycotted the event, saying Innu children suffered in other places besides residential schools, and that Trudeau's apology was not broad enough.)

Date: 2017-11-24
Placeline: Goose Bay, NL, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 31 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << we are sorry for the misguided belief that indigenous children could only be properly provided for cared for or educated if they were separated from the influence of their families traditions and cultures we are sorry for a time when indigenous cultures were undervalued when indigenous languages spiritual beliefs and ways of life were falsely deemed to be inferior >>

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