Public Forums, Curriculum On Commission’s Agenda

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 14:15



The chair of Canada’a Truth and Reconciliation Commission says organizing community forums is one of the next immediate steps the commission will take in addressing the effects of the Indian residential schools.


Justice Murray Sinclair spoke yesterday to students at the University of Winnipeg.


He says the commission will be contacting communities to see if they have any events planned for residential school survivors to tell their stories.


Sinclair says if communities don’t have anything planned due to a lack of interest or a lack of capacity to plan such events, the commission will consider planning forums for them.


Sinclair and the other commissioners plan to develop an educational curriculum based on their work.


He says he’d like to see curriculum developed for all ages, from elementary to high school, and then presented to any schools wishing to use it.