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

October 20, 2021

Kamloops Residential School records

October 17, 2021
Find records, resources and a timeline of the Kamloops School on our records and collections website.

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

October 8, 2021
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

October 7, 2021
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

October 5, 2021
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

October 4, 2021
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

October 3, 2021
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

October 1, 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

September 29, 2021
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.