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AFN Chief Perry Bellegarde. INAC Minister Carolyn Bennett

The Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples

on August 28, 2019

The Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples acknowledges the cultural genocide First Nations suffered at the hands of the Canadian government. The important conclusions laid out in the Commission’s final report led to a formal apology by the Canadian government to Indigenous peoples and leaders across Canada, including Phil Fontaine, the former Grand Chief of the Assembly of First Nations. In 1998, the Canadian government invested over $350 million for community-based healing to address the legacy of residential schools.

http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/aboriginal-heritage/royal-commission-aboriginal-peoples/Pages/final-report.aspx

Angie TurnerThe Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples