CHRC applauds Alberta and Yukon’s plans to include residential schools in curriculum

The Canadian Human Rights Commission applauds the Government of Alberta for deciding to teach the history and legacy of residential schools to all students from K-12. Frank Oberle, Minister of Aboriginal Relations, made the announcement to a standing ovation at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s National Event on Thursday.

The Commission also applauds the Government of Yukon for its announcement on Friday that it intends to do the same. 

The history of residential schools was not just a shameful chapter of Canadian history. It is our history.

It is the hope of the Commission that other provinces and territories will follow Alberta and Yukon’s example. 

As TRC Commissioner Chief Wilton Littlechild has said, "Education got us into this mess, and education will get us out of it."

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