Highlights of the Nobody’s Children Conference, March 28-29, 2012
Former students voiced their desire to move forward with recognition, compensation and healing from the devastation that plagued many Métis students. Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced an Apology for those who attended Indian Residential Schools but failed to acknowledge those who attended Métis Residential schools, Missions, Day Schools or Boarding Schools. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission is a mechanism designed to move forward with healing and reconciliation however, given that Métis Residential Schools are not a part of the TRC’s mandate – true healing and reconciliation can not begin.
The following are presentations delivered at the conference: