Senator digging into delay of residential school records says there’s a `disconnect’ between witnesses

By Shari Narine, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter An Alberta senator who sits on the Standing Senate Committee on Indigenous Peoples says oblates who are still alive and who worked at residential schools are “living archives” and should consider sharing their knowledge with Indian residential school survivors. The idea was put forward last night by independent Senator Karen Sorenson as the Senate committee met to hear from representatives of OMI Lacombe Canada and Deschatelets-NDC Archives. The testimony was part of the committee’s study on entities and organizations that have not yet released all records relating to children who attended Indian residential schools. “I’m really struggling a lot with the fact that we have living personnel who, frankly, are living archives and those people must have very valuable information. We have residential…

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