‘Where are the survivors?’ Feds commemorate apology, but some disappointed

OTTAWA-CP-Residential school survivors complained of not being given a chance to speak Monday at an event marking the 10-year anniversary of Canada’s apology in the House of Commons. Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett gave a speech at the Canadian Museum of History to mark 10 years since the previous Conservative government issued a formal apology for residential schools, but she was quickly overshadowed by survivors who felt compelled to share their eriences. Survivors Peter Sackaney and his sister Vivian Timmins took the stage just before elders were expected to deliver a closing prayer.As a boy in residential school, Sackaney said he was ordered not to speak, a memory that came to him as he listened to Bennett’s remarks.“I said, ‘No, no, no, I want to get up and say something,…

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