Media coverage

The Centre and the staff are often featured in news and publications at the local and national level.


CBC: N.B. employees told to stop making Indigenous title acknowledgments, but won’t face repercussions if they do

CBC: Residential school survivors frustrated Wilson-Raybould not consulted on scrapping of 2015 compensation appeal

IRSHDC Academic Director, Dr. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-kwe, quoted in article about residential school survivors’ response to lack of Consultation with then-Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould.

CBC: Wilson-Raybould wasn’t consulted on freeing Catholic Church from residential school compensation deal: source

IRSHDC Academic Director, Dr. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-kwe, questions government’s lack of Consultation with then-Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould.

NPR: Communities plan to search for more Indigenous children’s remains in Canada

IRSHDC Academic Director, Dr. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-kwe, says technology has validated and corroborated what the testimonies and residential school survivors said.

Globe & Mail: How the Catholic Church was freed from obligation to residential school survivors

IRSHDC Academic Director, Dr. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-kwe, comments on the records for a campaign filed by the Catholic Church to be released from the obligation to pay millions owed to residential school survivors.

CBC: Advocates shocked by Catholic list claiming $28M of ‘in-kind’ help for residential school survivors

IRSHDC Academic Director, Dr. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-kwe, comments on the Catholic Church’s claim of $28M in in-kind compensation.

Youtube: Honouring the Children – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 2021

IRSHDC Academic Director, Dr. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-kwe, speaks about reconciliation and justice at the Baha’i Community of Canada Office of Public Affairs.

Globe & Mail: Indigenous rights advocates urge Trudeau to accept ruling on compensation order: ‘Judgment is clear, fair and unambiguous’

IRSHDC Academic Director, Dr. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-kwe, commented on a Federal Court ruling finding a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal’s decision to uphold a complaint of discrimination re: Ottawa’s child-welfare services was reasonable.

Expert health team will drive action to confront systemic racism against Indigenous peoples

In Plain Sight Task Team is now in place to help resolve Indigenous-specific racism in health care based on the recommendations from the In Plain Sight report, based on an independent review led by IRSHDC Academic Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-Kwe.

Globe & Mail: Documents cast doubt on whether Catholic Church met obligations for residential school survivors

IRSHDC Academic Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond (Aki-Kwe) comments on settlement obligations and release of all related documents.