Turning a Page, Adding a Page in Canada's History Book
De Santis, Solange, Anglican Journal
WHEN YOU THINK about it, the numbers are rather daunting. Anyone who has followed the issues surrounding the old Indian boarding school system--and especially members of the churches that staffed the schools--is familiar with some of the statistics.
Eighty thousand living former students. More than 130 schools across Canada. A $2-billion federal compensation program. A $515-million federal aboriginal healing program. Nearly $16 million dollars paid by the Anglican Church of Canada to limit its liability and compensate former students. Hundreds of former staff, a few in jail as proven abusers, many more conflicted or defensive about their roles in the schools.
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Publication information: Article title: Turning a Page, Adding a Page in Canada's History Book. Contributors: De Santis, Solange - Author. Magazine title: Anglican Journal. Volume: 134. Issue: 4 Publication date: April 2008. Page number: 4. © Anglican Church of Canada Feb 2009. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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