Call to Action #82


82. We call upon provincial and territorial governments, in collaboration with Survivors and their organizations, and other parties to the Settlement Agreement, to commission and install a publicly accessible, highly visible, Residential Schools Monument in each capital city to honour Survivors and all the children who were lost to their families and communities.


A mandatory teaching of the history of residential schools should be put into place by the government to educate future generations about this piece of Canadian history that is often left out. A monument should be in place in each province and territory where many people will be able to visit and see it and gain an understanding of the dark part of Canada’s history. Aboriginal artists should be given the opportunity to design monuments and create ways of raising awareness through art.


Further Reading:

Remembering the Past: A Window to the Future, Indigenous and Northern Affairs

Highlights of Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Recomendations on Residential Schools, The Toronto Star


Compiled By: Morgan Visser

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