Inuit want visibility on residential schools monument

By Jeff Pelletier Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Inuit at a ceremony to announce the future site of the Residential Schools National Monument say they want to make sure their stories are reflected on the memorial when it’s built. The national monument will be built on an unused area of Parliament Hill in Ottawa, west of the West Block building, which is temporarily accommodating the House of Commons as the Centre Block undergoes a major renovation. Its budget is $20 million but details about when it will be built and what it will look like are still unclear. Nunatsiaq News asked these questions to the Department of Canadian Heritage after Tuesday’s ceremony and did not received a response. Several residential school survivors, their families, cabinet ministers, representatives from religious groups and other…

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